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Since I’ve been back from Donegal I have been busy getting things together for my trip to Germany next week. My day-to-day life has been a little hectic and I have had no chance to think, imagine or dream.

But on Tuesday I was still up in Donegal and my friend and I decided to take a road trip up to Malin Head on the Inishowen peninsula, the most northerly point of Ireland.

With the weather not being able to make up it’s mind we packed rain gear, hiking boots and a pick-nick. We opted to take the scenic route and drove the ‘Inishowen 100’, a curvy windy road through hill, mountains, past sheep , tumbling valleys and lots and lots of picturesque cottages.

The closer we got to the tip of Ireland the more we felt the need to buy our very own cottage, not that either of us have the cash to do so, but the scenery invites to dream.

Maybe these photos will inspire you a little too:

Mailin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland

Mailin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland

names written in stone

names written in stone

crashing waves of the Atlantic

crashing waves of the Atlantic

horizon in the distance

horizon in the distance

lighthouse out at sea

lighthouse out at sea

left over from the wind

left over from the wind

chain

a cluster of cottages

a cluster of cottages

an Irish donkey and friend

an Irish donkey and friend

waiting for a pick-nick

waiting for a pick-nick

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a little farm

a little farm

dangerous area, a  sign at Five FingerStrand

dangerous area, a sign at Five Finger Strand

Five Finger Strand boasts the highest sand dunes in Europe

Five Finger Strand boasts the highest sand dunes in Europe

a happy seagull

a happy seagull

blue water and lots of sand at the Five Finger Strand

blue water and lots of sand at the Five Finger Strand

sand dunes  at Five Finger Strand

sand dunes at Five Finger Strand

ready to seed

ready to seed

the old church at Clonca (near Cardonagh)

the old church at Clonca (near Cardonagh)

window with a view

window with a view

climbing snail

climbing snail

celtic cross at Clonca

celtic cross at Clonca

baby fern

baby fern

tree

tumble down cottage, a bit of a fixer-upper but maybe affordable

tumble down cottage, a bit of a fixer-upper but maybe affordable

window plant

window plant

already broken, now just enter?

already broken, now just enter?

a window with a view

a window with a view

a broken chimney

a broken chimney

left to rust

left to rust

rotting away

rotting away

bad luck?

bad luck?

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