Landscape of Ireland: Inland to Coast!

2 May

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This past week has been an incredible road trip. We’ve put nearly 2,000 km’s on the rental car. Lydia and I looked at a wall map in the hostel we’re at tonight and summarized where we’ve been since landing in Dublin. We’ve seen a lot of the country across those 2,000 km’s. Having taken a little over a week to drive (and stop and enjoy) roughly the circumference of Ireland, along with some inland locations, we’re now in Belfast – only two hours drive from being back in Dublin! Coming from Ontario, this still blows my mind.

20120503-013447.jpg Giants Causeway. Natural Volcanic Rock Formations.

And there’s still so much to be seen here. We drove down a small road at random today, and it brought us to some caves which almost convinced me to believe in goblins. The nearby café kind of shot that one down. But it’s fun to imagine. And something about the landscape here encourages the imagination to run wild. The most popular other worldly location is the Giants Causeway, which the Irish used to believe was built by giants, before science came and wrecked it by explaining it was caused by volcanic eruptions. Not that it makes it any less awe inspiring.

20120503-013430.jpg Mussenden Temple

20120503-013346.jpg Road to Castletown

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20120503-013356.jpg Dingle

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20120503-013555.jpg Along the Coastal Causeway

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20120503-013455.jpg Giants Causeway. Natural Volcanic Rock Formations.

20120503-013503.jpg Giants Causeway. Natural Volcanic Rock Formations.

If you’d like to win a custom print of one of my landscape photos from Ireland, share my blog post on Facebook, and ‘mention’ my name in the post (so I can keep track of who’s shared it.) If we’re not friends on Facebook, please do add me! 🙂 Tweet it in the same fashion, and that’ll get your name in the draw a 2nd time!

Thanks so much to everyone who shared my last two blog posts! The winner will be announced by end of May.

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7 Responses to “Landscape of Ireland: Inland to Coast!”

  1. bwbears May 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    great photos… you really should get “Freshly Pressed” for it!

  2. Elisa May 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Ireland is breathtaking. Your photographs are as well!

    elisa

  3. Shelly James Thompson May 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs Cole. My husband and I are taking are 1st big vacation to Ireland in June and we are so excited. Your beautiful photographs are making us even more excited to see Ireland in person. I want to thank Andi Champion for showing us your blog. She is a friend of your brother. Thank you and please keep up your amazing and beautiful work….:-) Shelly

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