Ireland and Scotland – A personal Adventure
There are three types of people in this world. Those who are homebodies, and who prefer not to stray far from home, those who dream of travelling but keep putting it off until “someday”, and those who do, who wander constantly with all the passion and love for it in their heart. I like to think of myself as the latter.
Ever since I can remember I’ve had big dreams of traveling the world. Having children and a busy successful career has put that on the back burner for some time, but I know that life is short and the world is large. There’s so much to see and I needed to start soon if I wanted to see it all.
I started with the two places from which my family heritage is the most prominent. Being of Scotch Irish decent, from the Ulster Scots who migrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland, it was important for me to begin my journeys discovering my heritage. We started in Dublin, went down towards Kerry and the Gap of Dunloe, up to Adare and Galway, up North to where my family lived in Belfast and along the coast where we saw the Giants Causeway and the Carik a-rede bridge. From there we headed to Scotland where we explored Inverness, Glencoe, the Loch Ness, and Edinbourough. This was the trip of a lifetime for me, and one I will treasure with every fiber of my being. I’m already planning the next portion of my trip to Italy, where I will learn more about my mothers side of the family and my Italian heritage! For now, I hope you enjoy these beautiful images from our journey. Unfortunately I didn’t capture much from our time in Scotland, because we were walking quite a bit through Inverness and Edinburgh and I didn’t want to carry around my camera.