2022 US Trip – Day 31 (Photos from Skerries)
This post is mostly just photos from around Skerries where I went for an evening walk after checking into the hotel. I thought that this was a suitable place to reflect on the previous month in what was a beautiful area which was peaceful and not too cold. Specifically I thought about the people from Ireland who went to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century, whether through necessity by the famine or whether because they wanted to start a new life. I had spent a week in New York earlier on during this trip and it felt a long way away from this rural part of Ireland. But yet it isn’t really far away today, it can now be reached in a few hours on an aircraft. Back then it must have been almost beyond comprehension for someone to travel from a quiet home in Ireland to a packed and bustling city, trying to find new opportunities.