August in Ireland: Dunguaire Castle

We have lived in Rome for long enough to have embraced at least one Roman tradition:

Leaving in August.

The vacation is over, but excuse me while I pretend that we are still in holiday mode.

Dunguaire Castle in Galway

Clearly, Jimmy is the Irish one.

But I am the driver.

Which means when I see a castle, I stop.

Dunguaire Castle in Ireland

Dunguaire Castle is located on Galway Bay.

Galway bay in Ireland

After the heat of Italy in August, the escape to green-gray Ireland with its windswept cliffs was a bit of a relief.

Irish pathway

Last year, I had to stop to buy a dark blue, thickly knit jumper just to stay warm.

Ireland's Dunguaire Castle

But I will brave much colder weather, and much more distant places, so long as I can go tramping through the world with this one Irishman.

Jimmy at Dunguaire Castle

Here is to hoping your summer travels are taking you to exactly where you want to be.

Dunguaire Castle

And to me, Dunguaire Castle was the perfect spot at the perfect time.

Dunguaire Castle-2

Happiest of happy birthdays to my lovely Jim!

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