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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Redwoods Roadtrip Part 2 - Eureka!

Baby Bear and Mama Bear


Driving through a redwood is like watching an episode of Game of Thrones, once it is over you can’t believe what has happened, you feel strangely elated, you immediately want to talk to someone about it, followed by an urge to repeat it all over again.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Redwoods Roadtrip Part 1 – Fort Bragg

David and Goliath (aka Roisin and a Redwood)


The further North I creep in California, the deeper I fall in love with this state. Growing up in Ireland my Dad talked wistfully of visiting the redwoods someday, it was ingrained in me, I thought it would stay in the margins of a mental bucket list, but now I am within striking distance of these gentle giants.