Saturday, July 03, 2010

London Video

This is out of sequence, coming as it does towards the end of the trip, but it's the only decent video I shot, and I felt like posting it now.  Mary and I were crossing the Thames when Big Ben began striking noon.  Three bells had rung before I got the camera running, but trust me, it was noon.  I was pleasantly surprised by how well the mic on my little camera picked up the sound.

Review Link

Bill, our friend Jeff S. and I  got to see a sneak preview of The Kids are All Right on Tuesday.  I have a review of it up at my other 'blog home, Queer New York.  Go check it out, and if you get a chance, check out the movie.  It's worth it.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Burren: The Walk Before the Hike

Visiting the Burren, Co. Clare was perhaps the most ambitious part of our trip.  Ireland has a decent public transportation system (beats the doors off this country's, not that it would take much) but now we were leaving the settled areas and heading someplace that is known for its barren, rocky solitude.  It's a national park with hikes threading throughout its 300km, so we wanted a town that would get us closest to the greatest number of options.