This week’s photo challenge is “mountains” and I have a feeling that Patti will be in a different league to me on this one. Go and have a look at some of the stunning pictures she posts of the areas near where she lives and you’ll see what I mean.
I am struggling under the slight handicap that we in Ireland don’t really do mountains. Our highest one is Carrauntoohil (I just nearly melted Spellcheck) at a dizzying 3,406 feet and anyway it’s in County Kerry, on the very far side of the country, and so won’t be featuring here.
It gives you some idea of what passes for mountains in my own county of Wicklow when I tell you that they are known both as the Wicklow Mountains and as the Wicklow Hills. The one nearest to me is the Little Sugar Loaf. This is 1,122 feet tall, about the height of Steven Seagal in stillettos.
This is a picture that I took of it from the bus this evening:
As you can see, it’s not exactly Everest, and I’m only showing that photo to prove that it actually exists. Because this genuinely was my first effort, just five seconds earlier:
When your highest mountain can be totally obscured by a car driving across a bridge then you know that mountains are not your county’s most impressive feature.