Sunday, 12 April 2015


I've never been to any of those mid-western states in North America but after a few days in County Mayo in the west of Ireland I felt as if I had. 
In much the same way Dungeness can accommodate a budgetary restraint, and as a location double-up as somewhere it's not, Mayo inadvertently became cowboy country. 
All the elements came together this week; remarkable weather, time of year, landscape, a Stetson hat as well as the slash-and-burn aftermath of commercial forestry.
Mind you, my Irish chum Elaine's Vauxhall was a bit of a giveaway!