Monday, December 31, 2007



Paraphrasing Mark Twain, the wettest winter I’ve ever experienced was a summer in Ireland!

"ROUGH SEA - The Atlantic is no Admiral's sea, to use the expression Portuguese Navy people apply to identify a calm and quiet ocean..."

"THE CLIFFS OF MOHER are one of the most impressive places to see in Ireland, and are considered to be Ireland's top tourist attraction, with almost one million visitors a year. The Cliffs range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean and are 214m high at the highest point. From the Cliffs, on a clear day, one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay... We, however, could hardly see the Cliffs themselves..."

"BY THE FIREPLACE - This picture was taken on August 15, 1985, at lunch time. Summer in Ireland? No comments!"

"FLOODED ROAD - This is no river; it's the road we had to take on our way to Galway!"

"LUGGAGE BUS - We had already crossed a flooded road in the morning, and the damage to the luggage was to be seen on arrival at the Hotel in Galway. But this time we took measures to avoid further damages..."

"NO WONDER how green was my valley. With all this rain..."

"GALWAY - Calm after the storm! Galway, located at the mouth of Galway Bay, is a lively city known for its avant-garde culture!"

"GALWAY CATHEDRAL (The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas) is a one of the largest churches in Ireland. It was built between 1958 and 1965 on the site of the old city jail"

"BUILDING in downtown Galway, «The City of Tribes», they say..."