I've been to Ireland twice. First time was alone in the summer between high school and college and the second time in 2003 with my wife and children (for our 20th wedding anniversary).
Both times arriving on the island, for some inexplicable reason, it felt like coming home.
I really like this country.
The first two images are of a local park where I often go to ride my bike. There's supposed to be a bridge and road in the first image, and a parking lot and road in the second. All this from a creek that can usually be crossed by wading through it if one so chose. That creek runs into the river shown in the next two images. I don't know if I've ever seen the water so close to the top of the navigational locks.