|Seagulls are prolific in this area.|
“Fascinating Fact of the Day About Ireland”
its lush rolling hills and vales of green. Poet William Drennan is
thought to be the first to use the phrase in print, in his poem When Erin First
This morning while checking on ingredients for tonight’s low carb taco salads we realized we didn’t have any green olives, a vital part of the taco salad for Tom. I don’t care one way or another about olives in my salad but Tom would be sorely disappointed without them.
|This cow stopped grazing to check us out.|
We contemplated driving to Carna but ran the risk they wouldn’t have olives in either one of the two tiny superette-type markets. We decided to take a risk to drive the further distance to Roundstone which is almost as far as Clifden (40 minutes) or perhaps further.
Roundstone is a popular tourist town and lo and behold, we found olives in the second of two tiny markets. Also, we were low on fuel and didn’t see a petrol station anywhere.
|Ruins in the distance covered with vegetation.|
As we drove through the little town of Roundstone with a population of 214, per the census of 2016, I spotted two fuel pumps outside the post office, pointing this out to Tom.
He filled up the car and was told by the postmaster that in order to pay for the fuel to cross the street to go to the little market where I happened to be at the moment looking for olives.
A postman on a motorbike.
Now, bear with me, I too am tired of using the words “quaint” and “charming”
|The climate in Ireland results in moss growing on many of the rocks.|
- having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque: a quaint old house.
- strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way: a quaint sense of humor.
- skillfully or cleverly made.
- obsolete. wise; skilled.
- pleasing; delightful: a charming child.
- using charm; exercising magic power
|We hadn’t noticed the horse on the hill while taking the photo.|
We took a number of photos and headed back to Glinsce. I wanted to start chopping and dicing vegetable for tonight’s meal and finally get to work on today’s post.
Soon, John, the fish guy will be here. We’re hoping he’ll have crab claws today. We borrowed a nutcracker from the property owner, Eileen, and hope to put them to good use having crab claws as a fun and tasty happy hour appetizer.
Tomorrow, we’ll be back with photos from Roundstone.
Have a superb day!
Photo from one year ago today, July 9, 2018: