This is Ireland, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Irish Sea to the east. I am much, much farther to the west and then somewhat south. Ireland is really green from space. Probably from all the rain and the potato plants and the terrible troubles, you know.
I have relatives from Ireland. My grandfather on my father’s side came from Ireland and immigrated through Canada as an infant. My maternal grandmother’s relatives have been traced back to the 1400s — something about some king or something. Doesn’t everyone have a king in their background?
So why am I so interested in Ireland? No reason, really. Except this is one of the places on my bucket list I’d sure love to see in person. I hear the Irish like their beer too. I’m sure I could be persuaded.