Cobh, Ireland

Cobh and a day in Killarney. Big-butted boats, yellow ticky-tacky houses in a row, pavilion parks by the sea, and empty beer kegs lining the back roads. Roaming dogs and apple tarts, tire swings and blue balcony views. Drinks at a regatta bar, stairs straight to water, St. Coleman’s Cathedral, FOTA Gardens and Plantation, and finding clean feathers in Irish mud. Broken towers and nights at Kelly’s Bar. Muckross House with albino crows, extinct moose, and child-height staircases. Windy mountain gaps and calling sheep, deserted towers and railroad houses. A leap of complete joy. Days of nothing but throwing your arms up into the air, laughing at the sun.