July 20, 2016 2 min read
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." – W.B. Yeats
Last week, one of our OTBT team members had the amazing opportunity to adventure in Ireland. Take a look at some of these breathtaking photos she took while overseas.
The trip began with a flight into Dublin and a three-hour bus ride to Sligo, a coastal seaport in Northern Ireland. Sligo is the perfect snapshot of a small European town – small, quaint, historic, and beautiful. The Garavogue River runs right through the center of Sligo, so the town is connected by various bridges, which creates a lovely, scenic atmosphere that is so quintessential to the town.
In true OTBT style, our team member embraced the Sligo lifestyle. She walked all through town, stopping for a chocolate pastry at a tiny bakery recommended to her by a local. She visited the historic Wine Street, where the poet W.B. Yeats’ grandfather used to watch his ships go in and out of port. And she enjoyed delicious Irish food at the oldest pub in town.
On the second part of her journey, she visited Strandhill Beach, an incredibly tiny town within Sligo, home to a famous surfing school and a world-renowned Irish spa (where our team member stopped to enjoy a relaxing seaweed bath).
The beach itself was rocky, cold, and pretty much un-swimmable, yet there was still such a beauty about it. It was natural, wild, and untamed. Nothing artificial or manmade about it. The perfect place to take some truly amazing photos.
Throughout her Ireland adventure, our team member encountered all types of terrain – from the paved streets of Sligo to the rocky shores of Strandhill beach. So she was happy that she brought along the perfect shoes for the trip – OTBT’s Sewell. They kept her feet comfy as she walked all through town, and kept her steady as she climbed around on the rocks of the beach. Plus, they were super lightweight and easy to slip on and off, which made it a breeze going through airport security.
Overall, our team member had an amazing time in Ireland. She was so happy that she took her time to explore off the beaten track – living like a local and finding the beauty and magic in the out-of-the-way places.
Have you gone on any marvelous vacations or explored any off the beaten track locations? We want to hear about it! Let us know about your adventures in the comments below!
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