Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oops I did it again

So, you may have noticed, I had no photos of the wonderful trip to Denmark earlier in the year, this was due to the camera which was dutifully packed and brought, was exhausted from the constant dog videos and only took 1 picture before collapsing in a heap, badly in need of charge, and no - I didn't have a charger with me, so that way it stayed.
Likewise this weekend past I took myself off to visit Mr VC in the wilderness (where he's learning through arts, crafts, drama, dancing, craic, ceol agus ól how to be a primary school teacher), and took the same little camera dutifully packed again without the charger. And yes, it died.
So there's no pictures of the country roads that were more like walls in the way they leaned upwards, and the sea that was more like country roads in the way it rose and fell, and the little skellig covered in gannets swooping and exciting themselves around the deisel smelling tourist boats like self propelling confetti, and flying at mad hilarious speeds through the half tunnels in the sea that were made of waves. Nor the pint sized puffins on the bigger skellig looking like dignified puppy hobbits outside their little niches in the soft green hills, and the way they'd sit on the rock right beside you and look like idiots when they fly with the webbed feet stuck out at funny angles behind, and making chainsaw-like noises from under the stones and deep in the mountain, and the steps up the craggy rock, hewn by hand, shaped by mad determination, the monastery built on a foundation which was really the side of a mountain where they somehow built a big wall and then somehow filled it in.

Pictures mightn't have done it all justice anyway.

Do go some time, in the summer, on a calm day, and do bring a camera that works!

9 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Your words inspire images. No need for pictures sometimes. We just have to work a little harder in our imaginations.

the watercats said...

reckon you didn't need a camera... I particularly like the idea of 'hobbit puppies'.. :-)

the watercats said...

*puppy hobbits.. I stand corrected..

Niamh B said...

Thanks Elizabeth, I think knowing I couldn't photograph it made me look harder too! Cameras should be banned.
Thanks Watercats - they were exactly that cute.
Another lucky thing was that they go away to sea for the winter, and normally leave this week, so we just caught them in time - they all split up for the Winter and come back and reunite with their partners in Spring. They live 30 years and mate for life. Pretty amazing little things.

Words A Day said...

I really liked the details of your descriptions - especially the puffins! Maybe it was for the best that the camera was left at home. Jan at Crazy Jane has a post today on a similar theme ...

Summer Ross said...

great description- I would say, if you can't show pictures, your good at describing though I loved the "puppy hobbits" part. :) it sounds beautiful

Niamh B said...

Thanks for pointing that out Words, interesting post alright.
Thanks Summer - twas easily one of the most fantastic scenes I've ever witnessed, so easy to write a nice description of it.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Camphor balls and twiglets but mainly rosary beads or the number seven.

Niamh B said...

definitely