All pictures taken: County Meath, Republic of Ireland.
Date: Sunday April 22, 2007. Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W1.
When I stepped into a hire car last Wednesday evening, after a short one-hour flight from London Heathrow to Dublin Airport, it was the first time I'd been inside a vehicle since this time last year. It feels funny to now measure the passing of time -- or the chapters of my life -- by the short, intermittent periods in which I have access to a motor car.
Because I live in London I am used to getting around by bicycle or public transport. These days the only time I get to travel by car is when I am on holiday and we have rented a vehicle for the duration. This was the case last week.
After a short two-night stay in County Wexford, about two hours' drive south of Dublin, we headed back to the city outskirts on Saturday to stay with T's brother. Yesterday afternoon we had some time to kill before our flight back home, so we decided to go on a little drive through neighbouring County Meath.
The weather was mild and muggy. As we stood on the Hill of Tara, an ancient site that was once the seat of the High King of Ireland, we watched the clouds scudding past, becoming darker and darker with each passing moment.