Glimpses of Ireland

Working on the boat this week, getting her ready for painting.  That story and pictures will come soon.

And in a sudden development, the Cruise Plan 2016 & 2017 has been radically altered.  I’m working out the numbers now, so stay tuned to this channel for the exciting details.

So in the meantime, here are some relatively random shots of Ireland taken over the last three weeks:

In the dry dock at New Ross Boat Yard
In the dry dock at New Ross Boat Yard
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The Lock at St. Mullins
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Waterford bridge and hill
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Wexford Harbor

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Author: Richard on Dauntless

I’m an eclectic person, who grew up in New York, lived overseas for many years and have a boat, Dauntless, a 42 foot Kadey Krogen trawler yacht. Dauntless enables me to not only live in many different parts of the world, but to do it in a way that is interesting, affordable, with the added spice of a challenge. Dauntless also allows me to be in touch with nature. As the boat glides through the ocean, you have a sense of being part of a living organism. When dolphins come to frolic, they stay longer if you are out there talking to them, watching them. Birds come by, sometimes looking for a handout; sometimes grateful to find a respite from their long journey. I grew up on the New York waterfront, in the West Village, when everything west of Hudson St. was related to shipping and cargo from around the world. For a kid, it was an exciting place of warehouses, trucks, and working boats of all kinds: tugs and the barges and ships, cargo and passenger, they were pushing around. My father was an electrical engineer, my mother an intellectual, I fell in between. I have always been attracted to Earth’s natural processes, the physical sciences. I was in 8th grade when I decided to be a Meteorologist. After my career in meteorology, my natural interest in earth sciences: geology, astronomy, geography, earth history, made it a natural for me to become a science teacher in New York City, when I moved back to the Big Apple. Teaching led to becoming a high school principal to have the power to truly help kids learn and to be successful not only in school but in life. Dauntless is in western Europe now. In May and June, I will be wrapping up the last two years in northern Europe, heading south to spend the rest of the year in Spain & Portugal. Long term, I’m planning on returning to North American in the fall of 2017 and from there continuing to head west until we’re in Northeast Asia, Japan and South Korea, where we will settle for a bit. But now, my future lies not in NY or even Europe, but back to the water, where at night, when the winds die down, there is no noise, only the silence of the universe. I feel like I am at home, finally.

5 thoughts on “Glimpses of Ireland”

  1. “And in a sudden development, the Cruise Plan 2016 & 2017 has been radically altered. I’m working out the numbers now, so stay tuned to this channel for the exciting details.” That is a very big tease! 🙂

    How come every photo I see of Ireland is so pretty? Then there is that boat in dry dock! I sure would like to see her up close.

    Later,
    Dan

  2. “Ok I’ll give you a hint, 205 and 530 days.”

    Hmmmm…. A riddle. lol

    Lets see, 205 days. Leave Europe to go back West. But where AND how long?

    So leave the EU and go to the Islands for 530 days or keep heading west to the Panama canal and then head to the PNW for 530 days?

    If I am right, do I get a Major Award? 🙂

    Later,
    Dan

  3. Hello Ricci I have been thinking about you and went on your website beautiful picturers and stories,i hope you get in touch with Eddy & I,hope to hear from you soon Iove you and miss you Denise

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