Sunday, April 24, 2011

More sea love

When the weather is good, living here feels like being on holiday. It's what I always wanted, to live by the sea. This is only a two-minute walk from my house:

On Thursday I worked indoors for most of the day and spent too much time in front of the computer, so in the evening, as it was getting dark, I went down to the shore, where I was greeted by hundreds of seagulls (see last two pictures. BTW, all the landscape-format pictures here are smaller than the portrait ones because when I make them larger they overlap with the sidebar; I am trying to fix this. In the meantime, you can click on the images to see them in a larger size). The light was so beautiful. Now the long harsh winter (which neither the houses nor the cars here were prepared for) is forgotten. Ireland may not be paradise for a lot of people at the moment, but in terms of the landscape it is. Having the sea so close is so calming. Even when I happen to get caught up in rush hour traffic at the end of a hectic day, I don't mind, because I am driving on a coast road! When I am cooking or sitting on the couch, I can see the sea and its changing colours, the movements on the water's surface and the lights across the bay, and I feel blessed.


  1. Realmente bello, sin duda una gran suerte poder vivir tan cerca de la mar, mi gran pasión.

    Un saludo y abrazo.

  2. Dreamy...

    Ayer fui al mar :)

  3. Gracias, Montxu. Sí, tengo mucha suerte de vivir aquí. Besos

    Dani - en Gijón? Tengo memorias muy bonitas de las playas de Asturias.

  4. I stumbled on to your blog when I accidentally searched "Laura Veirs" and other blogs mentioning her came up. I have to say, what a beautiful blog for me to happen upon. I too share a deep and enduring love for the sea - but from across the Atlantic in Nova Scotia. Spanish I find to be a particularly delicious language. Gives my mouth physical pleasure to speak the few words I know. You have a beautiful philosophy, and it is so nice to visit a blog with a such a relaxed and reverent vibe. It makes me think of a Laura Veirs song actually, "Riptide". Yes, you and Laura make perfect sense. Cheers!

  5. Stargirl - thank you so much; you just made my day! Nova Scotia must be beautiful. I love "Riptide", playing it right now. Greetings from across the Atlantic!

  6. Hi Marina, I absolutely think you're blessed! Ireland must be a very beautiful country- I'm really jealous! (Although my country is very beautiful as well). I also have a passion for the sea and I long to live near it, like you do.
    I really liked you blog, keep up with the good job.
    Greetings from Portugal!

  7. Luh -thank you! I love Portugal and would like to learn Portuguese; it's such a beautiful language. Glad you like my blog x