I have just returned (April 2013) from a painting trip to Ireland, more precisely to Dublin and its surroundings. 10 wonderful days enjoying the fun and beauty of Dublin and the area up and down the coast.
I loved it so much that I would certainly want to live there a part of the year, but unfortunately my delicate body and soul can no longer deal with rain and cold. The town was vibrant, so lively and colourful, and so full of music on every street corner. Also, the little harbours around Dublin were charming, and the boats looked like they were sailing directly out of sketching books… I especially enjoyed the changes of the coastal scenery through the tides, something I am not really used too travelling most of the time to Mediterranean places.
We will go back one day, the plan being to visit the South and the West of the island. But it will certainly be in the Summer, if they have such a thing there! To be honest, I can’t wait, I do feel something akin to “homesickness”. And strangely enough, on the flight back to Spain, I didn’t feel the usual excitation of going back home, and when we landed in Murcia, I did feel disconnected, somehow… I think French people have a special connection to Ireland, I don’t know where it comes from. And in fact, there were many French in Dublin…
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