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Ireland Photo Gallery: Ireland Uncorked
It's Ireland's Gilded Age! So go on: Surf a mythic 40-foot (12-meter) break, kayak the crystalline coastline, and hike the unmarked wilds. But please, for your own good, don't step in the fairy blood.
Photograph by Alex Di Suvero

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We were invited to attend a guide course of sea kayaking, taught by Jim (pictured). An indication of the new Irish economy, the government subsidizes students' sea kayaking classes. Universal sea kayaking—progress indeed!  Jim is a champion distance paddler and coach. I shared a tandem with him and my cameras and no dry bag. The day started with snow, but the sun persevered. Here, I was holding my camera backwards, at the water's edge. Knowing the seals on my Canon TK model are able to withstand a salty splash, but not a serious submersion.

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