Flakes of the life of a sensate man; random notes and pictures that endeavour to capture capricious thoughts, largely of unreasonable and mysterious origin, before they leave forever the wandering mind of a life pilgrim stumbling towards the point where parallel lines meet.
“Give me the sensate mind, that knows The vast extent of human woes!” M. Robinson Angelina II. 1796
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
27th May: Pilgrimage to Coomhola
Bantry Bay viewed from The Priest's Leap
In the autumn of 2011 Lisi and I spent two weeks in a cottage - it had once been the village shop - at Coomhola a few miles north of Bantry. Behind Coomhola the mountains rise steeply to over a thousand feet above sea level. Near ro the summit is the Priest's Leap named after a priest's mythical leap on horseback to escape pursuing soldiers. It is the kind of high, remote and windswept place that would inspire legend.