It’s all in the details

One of the most important things about traveling, for me, is to remind myself to slow down, be more mindful of where I am, why I’m traveling, what I hope to get out of traveling. Sometimes I get caught up trying to cram in seeing as many sites as possible, since I know I only have a limited amount of time. But I think it’s so important to really stop and take a moment to observe where you are, to appreciate the details, to take a closer look. Aran is an extraordinarily complex place, both in landscape and in culture, and in order to fully appreciate it, it’s good if you can take your time. Whether this means staying for longer than a day, or if that’s not possible, to pause along your walk or bike ride to notice more about your surroundings, you’ll thank yourself.

Things I might have missed:

The yellow, finger-like seaweed on the beach in Kilronan…

Seaweed on Inishmore, Aran Islands

Seaweed on Inishmore, Aran Islands

 

The Lego-block-like structure at the pier on Inishmaan….

Pier on Inishmaan, Aran Islands

Pier on Inishmaan, Aran Islands

 

The rough rust and glimpses of sunlight inside the Plassey wreck on Inisheer…

Inside the Plassey, Inisheer, Aran Islands

Inside the Plassey, Inisheer, Aran Islands

 

All the moist and buttery nooks and crannies in the home-baked brown bread that Alice made at the Dormer House…

Brown Bread, Inishmore, Aran Islands

Brown Bread, Inishmore, Aran Islands

 

A bright green shag carpet of moss, growing on the cliffs of Inishmaan,

Life on the cliffs, Inishmaan, Aran Islands

Life on the cliffs, Inishmaan, Aran Islands

 

A clump of shells growing on yet another shell…

Shells on shells, Inishmaan, Aran Islands

Shells on shells, Inishmaan, Aran Islands

And so much more.

Finding all these details filled me with an even greater sense of appreciation for all the little things that go into creating this:

View of Inishmore from Dun Aengus, Aran Islands

View of Inishmore from Dun Aengus, Aran Islands

 -Emily Herzlin – emilyherzlin.com

One thought on “It’s all in the details”

  1. Thanks so much..reading your posts & seeing your photos from the Aran Islands reminds me of the short time I had on Inishmore & tells me that I must go back again.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pat

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