Life at Pier Cottage, Co Kerry, Ireland

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The rhythms of life change, when you move slowly. Knowing the tide schedule, anticipating the sunrises, enjoying the seals - it's all something that we were lucky enough to experience. Settling into life at Pier Cottage, Co Kerry, Ireland for two weeks was pure joy. From the moment we walked into the old Coast Guard cottage, I could feel myself unwinding, to a slower, more natural pace. Observing the times of the tides, and heading down to the beach to see what the sea left, eating locally caught fish, the best croissants I've ever had in my life from a local baker and artist, and more, changed me. It left me with a joy for Ireland, and a deep sense of place, at Pier Cottage.

Although I'll write more of our stay here, for now, I'd love to share some images with you - the abundant wild fuschia, the glorious sunrises (and moonscapes), rain and fresh picked blackberries, and more. Here are a few of our favorite memories...

sunrise over the Beara Peninsula

sunrise over the Beara Peninsula

 

gathered shells on the front stoop

gathered shells on the front stoop

 

fresh croissants (best ever) from Jane, at Westcove Farmhouse Bakery

fresh croissants (best ever) from Jane, at Westcove Farmhouse Bakery

 

sea diamonds

sea diamonds

 

the view from the living room door

the view from the living room door

 

friendly neighborhood fisherman

friendly neighborhood fisherman

 

an early moon

an early moon

 

and later, at night

and later, at night

 

a very still Westcove Harbor

a very still Westcove Harbor

 

bees on the wild fuschia

bees on the wild fuschia

 

a clear day (or part of one)

a clear day (or part of one)

 

seals out front

seals out front

 

some of what the tide brought in

some of what the tide brought in

 

extremely large dead crab in a tide pool

extremely large dead crab in a tide pool

 

Pier Cottage as seen from Westcove House

Pier Cottage as seen from Westcove House

 

See why we loved it? It was a glorious two weeks, full of great food, family time, excursions to Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, driving the Ring of Kerry, and plenty of down time to truly experience the rhythm of a place.

 

All photos courtesy and copyright Jessie Voigts 

 

This is part of Photo Friday over at DeliciousBaby! Head over to see travel photos from around the world.

 

Note: Our stay at Pier Cottage was partially sponsored by Homeaway Holiday Rentals.  Thank you, Homeaway and Pier Cottage!

 

 

 

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Comments (4)

  • wandering freditor

    7 years 2 months ago

    Dearest Jessie,
    Even your photos looked as though the pace had slowed down and simply loved the shot of Pier Cottage from a distance with boats in the foreground. Tranquility personified! your photo journalism always tells a wonderful story and I look forward to more tales of your time among "The Little People" You make Ireland look so beautiful - you wonder why the likes of Michael Flatley, Liam Neeson and Bono ever bother leaving!!

  • laradunston

    7 years 2 months ago

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love that shot of the boats on the glassy lake and the shot through your doorway - what a view, hey?! Can't wait to read more! x 

  • Beth Whitman

    7 years 2 months ago

    Oh Jessie! Your images are beautiful and I can almost taste those croissants! I look forward to hearing more about your journey and am SO jealous that you had this much time away to enjoy the region!

  • Dominique-Midwe...

    7 years 2 months ago

    We've always wanted to go to Ireland. This looks like the perfect way to experience it!

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