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Recess

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  • Day13

    Boglands @ Lough Inagh

    July 1, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    On our way to Kylemore Abbey, we stopped along the shores of Lough Inagh to enjoy the lake scenery. Walking towards the shoreline, we found ourselves in a bog field, with bricks of peat drying in the sun.

    From what I understand, peat is formed by partially decayed vegetation and organic matter. Most of the bogs/peatlands seen today were formed some 12,000 years ago when glaciers receded at the end of the ice age.

    Peat is used as a source of fuel in many places around the world, including Ireland. How long this natural source of fuel will remain available remains to be seen as the harvesting rate of the peat far exceeds its slow rate of growth... about 1 mm per year.

    There is a benefit to the slow growth in that bog lands are like time capsules. They provide a record of past vegetation and climate changes. They’ve also preserved the bodies of victims sacrificed to nature gods during the Bronze and Iron Ages. In fact, when we return to Ireland in August, we hope to visit the Archaeology Museum in Dublin where some of the bog bodies are on exhibit.
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  • Day11

    Joyce's Bar

    June 4, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We had to stop. We had to. Actually we had to turn around and then stop. This was a blink on the road leaving the Castle. Ate WAY too much. Huge fish n chips and chicken goujons. Off we go with our destination set a somewhere near the cliffs.Read more

  • Day9

    Wandelen in de Connemara

    August 19, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Bij de Glengowla mines hadden we een leuke babbel met de eigenaars en deze rade ons aan om hier te gaan wandelen waar het mooi, rustig en niet moeilijk was. Een uitstekende keuze. We wandelen naar een kerkje hoog in de bergen in een grot waar vroeger toen het verboden was om godsdienst uit te oefenen verboden missen werden georganiseerd. Op prospectie voor Lynn .Read more

    Mariatche

    Maar niet gevonden?

    8/21/17Reply
    Stefkemac

    Jawel kei tof maar niet voor hoge hakken en een sleep

    8/21/17Reply
     
  • Day2

    En route vers le Connemara

    May 31, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Nous rentrons dans le vif du sujet, en prenant la route des lacs du Connemara.
    La météo est très irlandaise.
    Direction Recess, la première chose qui nous frappe, ce sont les routes très étroites avec la végétation au ras de la route, cela donne un charme aux routes irlandaises.Read more

  • Day5

    Auf der Suche

    April 7, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    nach einem perfekten Stop für einen Dacia Car Porn halten wir an einer vielversprechenden Stelle, die sich dann doch als nicht besonders geeignet herausstellt. Wie man sieht, ist unser Gefährt schon nach wenigen Tagen optisch gesehen nicht mehr ganz herausgeputzt.Read more

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