Ireland. One of my favorite places. The whole island in general, and Donegal in particular. Donegal is a northwestern county, somewhat rural and very lovely. My husband and I spent our honeymoon there and I still hear the giant shhhh of the Atlantic outside our cottage window. Sure and strong. Close to God and nature and a reminder of the balance of Earth.
The tallest sea cliffs in Europe, Slieve League, are located in Donegal. Vertigo-roads and wayward sheep are touchstones for me, recalling the view from up-top. The Atlantic roaring and splashing below, at once hungry and perfectly satisfied. Ready to gobble us in her spray but also unconcerned – we could wither away and that sea would still roil by her own larger-than-life rhythm.
Coastal and isolated (in places), Ireland is blessed to be emerged in God’s creation, the powerful sea. Worth a trip (or three) for sure.