Here’s another painting from my first trip to Dingle in 2013. When driving clockwise around the coast of the Dingle Peninsula following the Slea Head Drive with its “Wild Atlantic Scenery” west then north beyond the town of Dingle, finally rounding the tip to the northeast, I met the Three Sisters. The group of three peaks with their near-sheer faces facing seaward are unmistakable. Many consider the coastal walking trail traversing the Three Sisters and Mount Sybil to be one of the best in Ireland. One of my dreams is to leisurely walk this seven-mile trail, maybe alone, before I “burn up all my daylight,” as a friend of mine likes to say!
Legend has it that the Three Sisters were the first landmarks Lindbergh saw after crossing the Atlantic in 1927. British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown actually made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919, 8 years before Lindbergh’s flight. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway and crashed landed in a bog that appeared from the air more solid than it actually was! A group of us visited the landing site, predating Lindbergh’s flight by 8 years, on our second “Painting the Wild Atlantic” workshop.
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