I’ve been to lovely beaches along the east and west coasts of North America as well as in Puerto Rico and France. The following list is of beaches I have NOT yet been to but like to go because I have heard they are wonderful.
- Bandon Beach, Oregon
- Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
- San Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine
- Venice Beach, Los Angeles
- Hampton Beach State Park, New Hampshire
- Panama City Beach, Florida
- Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii
- Cannon Beach, Oregon
- Seabrook Island, South Carolina
- Wildcat Beach, California
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
- Moshup Beach in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusets
- New Port Beach, Orange County, California
Did you know the English language has words galore of Irish origin? (Galore being one of them; so is slew.) Besides enriching our vocabulary, Ireland has contributed immensely to our culture in America. Here’s a few of my favorite things from the Emerald Isle:
- Baileys Irish Cream
- Irish coffee with Baileys
- “Oh Danny Boy”
- green, green landscapes, green that seems lit from within
- the name Hooley
- the word hooligan
- irrepressible good humor
- C. S. Lewis
- W. B. Yeats
- James Joyce
- St. Patrick
- Waterford crystal
- Donegal tweed
- fishermen’s sweaters
- wild land/seascapes and appreciation for the wild
- quirky proverbs
- and beautiful blessings
On this St. Patrick’s Day, may God bless the Irish, and
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
(An Old Irish Blessing)