|On the train on the way to Bray.|
This is the sea my mother loved, the Irish sea, on the east side of the island. This is the sea I first fell in love with when I was a child. It reminds me of an old song my mom used to sing every once in a while:
'By the sea, by the sea,
by the beautiful sea,
You and me, you and me,
Oh how happy we'll be'...
The Irish sea from the best vantage point in Bray, County Wicklow, known as Bray Head, holds memories of a wonderful day when I was thirteen years old, and my brother and I climbed to the top of the mountain with two of our cousins. If you peer into the photograph below you will notice a large cross on the top of the mountain. We were determined to have a close-up look at it. When I look at Bray Head now, I am in awe of it, but it also makes me laugh because it reminds me of the fearlessness that childhood gives you. The climb that day was wonderful, and wonderfully terrifying. The view from the top was well worth it. It seemed as though the sea went on forever.
|Along the strand looking toward Bray Head|
|The dog in the photograph swims everyday, as his mistress runs alongside him on the shore.|
|Looking back toward Dublin, way in the distance.|
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