2017 has been a year of travelling. Stressful in many ways, because there’s always lots to organise, but it’s been good! I’ve had the privelege to go to Ireland twice, we went to Italy as usual (but in October, we usually go in the summer), and we joined a group trip to the whisky isle of Islay, Scotland.
Now when the season of very little photography has started, I’ll share some of those photos. In Ireland I took a ridiculous amount of photos. Ireland is so incredibly photogenic, everywhere. And there are such peaceful places there, fantastic places where you can kind of breathe peace and quiet and recharge energy.
Like Sheep’s head peninsula, and the road to Kilcrohane. Paradise on earth for someone who needs to slow down.
There are some walking trails there, next time we go I hope we can take a walk somewhere around there.
We lived in Ireland in 2008, until early 2009. We had a good time there, the reason why we moved back to Sweden was that I wanted to go back to work as a nurse, as we do it in Sweden. Working as a nurse over there only made me miserable. I wasn’t ready to give up nursing in 2009, although from what I know now, maybe I should have. However, we went back because I wanted to try to get a career in palliative care, and now I’ve been able to do that, which I’m thankful for.
Ireland is still our second home and the town we lived in is still like a home to us. I often feel more home there than I do here, and it’s fantastic to come back. This time we met some new people and visited some new places, we also visited some whiskey distilleries along the way.
I’ll collect the photos that best give you an idea of these lovely places, and will do a series of posts about Ireland, mostly about West Cork. I’m looking forward to it!