Connemara Countryside – Republic of Ireland

The quintessential Irish landscape, endless rolling hills of green. It feels like we drove through the region for hours but with every new bend in the road was another breathtaking view. In a way it was good I was on a bus I didn’t control or I would of stopped over a dozen times in the first hour alone. But words can’t describe how beautiful this area in western Ireland is… and the photos barely do it service as well!

Its just so majestic, the landscape… not me 😛

Mid-way through our travels in Connemara we came across a small village nestled beside a shallow wide river. Here was our afternoon stop where we could try Irish Coffee or Hot Chocolate (both being mixed with Irish cream). I went with the coco and it was amazing.

Gaynor’s is our afternoon stop for a hot beverage!

The Gaynor’s field bar itself was pleasant nook which had a faint smell of smoke from the fire place and was full of locals in addition to the odd tourist that had stopped like us to grab a nip and use the facilities.

A final group image as we leave the Connemara Countryside, definitely making the “return” list.

New England Trip 2012 – Day 2 – Higley Flow State Park

New England Trip 2012 – Day 2 – Higley Flow State Park

We started the day with a stop at SUNY Canton and the town of Colton, NY and now we were driving into Higley Flow State Park where we were surrounded by the brilliant oranges, yellows and reds of the autumnal transition. Continue reading

High Falls Trail, Algonquin Park East, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Autumn Colours (Staghorn Sumac)

High Falls Trail, Algonquin Park East, Algonquin Park, Ontario
I had been out on a camping trip in the southwest corner of Algonquin Park with photographers form the Ontario Photo Collective (OPC) when one of the members, Thomas, asked me if I had ever been to High Falls on the east edge of Algonquin Park. I hadn’t. He said it was a great place to visit with a camera so he showed me where it was on a map and I made arrangements to get home a day later and detoured through the east section of Algonquin Park stopping at both Barron’s canyon (separate post) and then High Falls. It made for a full day outing but a very enjoyable one.

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