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Curtis in the World: The fog of Portmagee

“Yana, please stay in view — it’s dangerous here and we have no idea who that dog belongs to!” I cried out as Yana ran past Julia, Tasha, Joe and I in her attempt to pet a stray dog.

We had arrived at Portmagee while the sun was out, beautifully casting sun rays along a green coastline — until the fog rolled in. At first, the fog was manageable; you could see 5 feet in front of you, but as we decided to walk up a mountain following a stray dog (which we assumed was leading us back to safety), the fog became so dense that I had to put my daughter Yana on my shoulders so we wouldn’t lose her.

“Well this is sudden,” Joe turned to me with a huge grin on his face. “It’s not that bad though, we should just keep walking and see where we end up.”

After carrying Yana for half an hour I decided to let her continue playing with the dog (plus my shoulders were hurting and no one else volunteered to carry her).

As we started to descend, the fog and wind dramatically decreased and the sun peeked out. Our small group spotted ocean below us as well as the wonderful Cliffs of Kerry. I found myself at a loss for words — we all just stood there, shocked into silence. The beauty of the cliffs was overwhelming, it was just so beautiful. The sun would occasionally disappear behind a couple of clouds, and it was like we were dipping in and out of a dream as its rays came and went. We listened as the waves crashed against the cliffs below and tried to spot the pelicans flying off in the distance. We could see the rolling green hills that surrounded Portmagee in the distance.

Honestly, Portmagee was so beautiful that it was sad. Tasha, Julia, Joe and I stood there peacefully and gazed at the sunset giving the cliffs an orange tint. Yana (due to boredom) decided to play with some horses that a few other children had found and were now playing with.

“We have to take a selfie!” Tasha said as well all came together and smiled into the camera.

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Susan B
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Susan B

Loved those pictures, Curtis. I would have been right there with Yana playing with the horses. May I use one of your pictures for my Facebook cover? If you would rather I didn’t, there is no hurt feelings. It is just such great scenery to gaze upon. lol

Curtis Albers
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Curtis Albers

Yes, of course you can!

Susan B
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Susan B

🙂

Joni Smith
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Joni Smith

Beautiful pictures! I can see why you stood in awe. I love Yana’s curiosity and playfulness. All the world is a playground, right?

Curtis Albers
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Curtis Albers

Yes to Yana the entire world is a playground, that is what I love about my little bundle! She thinks up fun things to do even if they don’t make sense lol. Anyway, I love this planet, these opportunities are so amazing because there is just so much to do. We spent one whole day on portmagee and Valentia island, but that just wasn’t enough time to see everything.

susanh
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susanh

Thanks so much, Curtis! I am so enjoying your adventures with your family. The wonder and innocence of your daughter is just beautiful.

Curtis Albers
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Curtis Albers

Thank you Susan!

Mason
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Mason

Same as the others, enjoy your pictures and adventures with family.

Curtis Albers
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Curtis Albers

Thank you Mason! I will try to keep this up, there are just so many things to write about and share!

Mic-Mac
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Mic-Mac

Great pictures and stories about your family adventures. Sounds like a wonderful life. Thank you for continuing to share.

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