Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction


From Co Cork, Ireland.

We had a lovely scenic walk near Dunboy on the coast of the Beara Peninsula.  The view at the end was particularly satisfying.  This is actually someone’s house or something, seen in the right of the picture, because apparently the public trail goes through their land.  Such a thing would be crazy in the US.  But can you image getting this view every day?  What lucky people!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

  1. eyeforapic July 31, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    A stunning view Mei-Mei 🙂 BTW, there are quite a few properties in both Eire and the UK that have footpaths running through their gardens. It’s because the house was built after the existence of the path, and anyone buying such a property, gets the house at a much reduced price because of the path.
    I used to live in Cornwall, and it was a real problem for those of us who enjoyed walking, people would retire down there, buying such properties cheaply, and then trying to block off the footpath!!!! Thankfully, in most cases, they didn’t succeed! 🙂

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    • Mei-Mei July 31, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      This is a fascinating cultural difference to me! The reduced price is an interesting incentive. I don’t think most Americans would tolerate random people traipsing through their property, for the nuisance as well as legal liability issues. We walked paths through some farmer’s fields in Ireland several times to get to sites, and I couldn’t help but think that it was kind of thing that could get you shot at in the US…

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      • eyeforapic August 1, 2017 / 1:49 pm

        Lol!!! I’ve often thought how wonderful it would be to go walking in the US, but now I think I might be changing my mind! We certainly don’t have to worry too much about where we walk……………… mind you, I have been chased by a farmer with a shot gun on a few occasions when I was a kid, but that was somewhat different, we were pinching his strawberries! Lol! 🙂

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      • Mei-Mei August 5, 2017 / 10:00 pm

        Haha I guarantee that walking here is very pleasant, too, assuming there is no pinching of strawberries involved! 😀

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      • eyeforapic August 6, 2017 / 2:38 pm

        And I must admit, certain parts of the US look absolutely glorious for walking Mei-Mei, the idea of being able to walk for miles without running into anyone else sounds like heaven to me 🙂

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  2. saraletourneau August 1, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a footpath going through a person’s property before. And yeah, I agree with you, Mei-Mei. Footpaths like that would NOT go over well in the US.

    What a view, though. It sort of reminds me of Iceland, in that the people living there have some incredible views. During the stop I went on, we stopped at the former home (now museum) of Halldor Laxness, an Icelandic Noble Prize winning author. That place had some of the most magnificent views I’d seen the entire trip, and it was right next to a river. And if you took the dirt path behind the property, it led to a bridge that went over the river and offered more views of the mountains and fields behind. There was also a herd of Icelandic ponies grazing in the distance (not part of the museum). Simply stunning.

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    • Mei-Mei August 5, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      I think you are right about Iceland and Ireland having similar views. I would love to go to Iceland someday!

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      • saraletourneau August 7, 2017 / 10:41 am

        Iceland is AMAAAAAZING. But it probably doesn’t surprise you that I would say that, right? XD

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      • Mei-Mei August 7, 2017 / 10:54 pm

        Not at all haha. Another friend of mine went there recently, and his pictures are amazing, too! I think with all the cheap flights they may feel quite inundated with American tourists! It’s definitely on my list of places to go now.

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