Packed up Little Bean, my rental car for five weeks, turned in my cottage and studio keys at Ballinglen, gave hugs all around - then drove down the sea road -one more time before heading south to Shannon.
As I traveled to the hotel next to the Shannon airport, I stopped along the way at a few woolen mills in search of Irish sweaters and beanies for Christmas presents. Such a pleasant way to shop for the holidays.
Arriving at the hotel, I looked out my window and had this nice view of the salt marshes. A good reminder of the landscape back home.