Sunday, June 12, 2016

Red door
Well ... what an amazing few weeks I've had throughout most of April and May!!!

It started in Amsterdam, down to Paris and across to London. Then we drove around south and west of England and Wales, visiting friends and places I'd lived and worked in the 70s.

We also found the houses where both of our fathers and my grandparents had lived before coming to Australia - in London, Penzance, Edinburgh and Dublin!

We spent 4 days on a narrowboat in north Wales, trained up to Scotland and back across to the coast for the ferry to Dublin.

Our last 8 days were spent driving around the hills and west coast of Ireland and I took wayyyyy too many photos of buildings, cottages, hilltops, quirky signs, backroads, clouds, trees and sheep.

And lots of water! We stayed on a houseboat in Amsterdam, the narrowboat in Wales and made 3 ferry crossings. I found bits of rock and beach glass in France and Cornwall ... but we only travelled with wheely backpacks, so no space to bring too many treasures home!

Now I'm inspired to do some paintings and here is the first one. This was from a photo taken on the way to Connemara, not long before we headed home.

Red door
20 x 20 cm

Thanks for visiting!