Ah, Ireland. One of my favorite places in the world. And with good reason, too. Rolling green hills, the majestic Irish Sea, a rich, fascinating history, and of course, who could forget Guinness? And when you live in New York,
you really don’t get any of those.
I’ll be sailing across the Irish Sea in a matter of a few short weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been to the Irish Sea once before in my life, and I remember it as one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes. When looking out over the majestic Irish Sea below the yacht chandlers, one experiences a calming effect like no other. I remember standing on the shore as a child, realizing that the sea had looked exactly as it had thousands of years ago, and will continue to do so for thousands more. Just the thought that this special type of beauty has been preserved for countless years gave me a whole new perspective on the Irish Sea, and, in fact, on life.
But enough about that. Let’s talk beer. Needless to say, I will most certainly be stopping at the Guinness Storehouse during my visit. If you can’t already tell, I’m a big fan of Guinness
. They offer a tour of the facility that takes one through the history of Ireland’s famous drink, something that I cannot wait to learn about.
Speaking of history, touring the famous and ancient castles of Ireland has been something I’ve wanted to do. Finally, I’ll get my chance. Many festivals throughout the year are dedicated to celebrating Ireland’s rich heritage, and they are a great place to learn about Irish history, get some amazing food, and check out the local creative arts.
In a few short weeks, I’ll be sailing across the Irish Sea, and I could not be more anxious to start getting ready. If you’ve never been to see Ireland, especially the shores of the Irish Sea, than you are most certainly missing out on one of the most beautiful experiences this planet has to offer us. So what are you waiting for? Get out there!