December 8, 2011

Lough Owel - Co. Westmeath

Lough Owel Co. Westmeath TM2 7001.jpg

I watched the sun set on the horizon from the Mullingar by-pass as I raced to the lake. The light has potential, I thought to myself ... there's nothing in the sky! It's windy though, very windy ... there will be detail in the water? I took a chance. It took 6 minutes ... then I was back in the car. I was disappointed, but I took the chance ... and it was fun!
I remember a birthday, probably 1990 ... we pitched a ridge-tent on the hill, there was nobody to be seen. We woke after dawn and swam in cold clear water. I'm sure there was an extra storey on that diving platform back then?