Thursday, October 26, 2017

Galway To Dublin by Train

It’s a Travel Day
Galway to Dublin
July 17, 2017

Our train is in early.
Heuston Station, Dublin, is our destination.

I wish I knew the significance of the picture! 
But it inspired me to get my camera out!

We were scheduled to leave at 10:55 a.m.

This is another perspective of our waiting train and Galway Station.

Platform Decor

We were on our way with a few stops along the journey.
This was the view from our carriage at one of  those stops.

We made it to Dublin right on time!
Heuston Station

Now, to get a taxi!

Views From Our 3rd Story Deck

The views from our apartment were beautiful, especially of Galway Bay. And, our friend, Mr. Seagull was always there to keep us company.

Galway Bay 

And, the street views below.

We propped the glass door open that leads to our deck with a broom. The door would automatically close and made it difficult to go in and out constantly. 
Our feathered friend was sure curious where we kept our bread!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch and Where the River Corrib Meets Galway Bay

The Spanish Arch, in the Latin Quarter of Galway, sits beside the River Corrib near where the river flows into Galway Bay.
This direction is towards the bay.

This direction is towards the city.

Low Tide

The Colors of Galway

Ireland, like the rest of Europe, is very colorful...
eye candy!

Galway Bicycles

No Words Just Bicycles!
Galway, Ireland 

Claddaugh Quay

The Claddaugh Quay
The Claddaugh Quay is an area close to the center of Galway City, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formally a fishing village, just outside the city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied the city with seafood as recently as the end of the 19th century. People have been gathering seafood and fishing in the area for millennia. It is among the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland - its existence having been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century.

The Claddaugh Quay is a very popular place for walking. 

Beautifully Colorful

Seabirds, Green Grass and Boats


And, an amazing sky!

Swans and Seagulls

Curious Swans!

Some boats need repair.

Gorgeous Colors!

She sketches during low tide.

Checking photos and reading...what a beautiful day it was.

“Support Galway Tidy Towns”
Towns and villages in Ireland receive 
awards for cleanliness and beauty in their towns. 
It works! There is beauty everywhere!
From here we strolled across the bridge and back into the city center looking for an early dinner.