Carlingford Lough and the Mountains of Mourne (oil painting by me 🙂 )
When I entered a travel writing competition a few months ago, I decided to write a short article about my hometown of Warrenpoint and the surrounding area.
Sometimes you have to spend time away from home to make you appreciate just how much you have on your doorstep. In my twenties and thirties I lived in France and England and when I came back to Warrenpoint, after our first child was born, I suddenly realised how much this area around the Mournes has offer. Everything I tend to look for when planning a holiday, such as interesting places to visit, great restaurants and bars, lovely scenery, activities for the family is here. In fact, the only thing that isn’t guaranteed is continuous sunshine but, hey, that’s not what everyone looks for in a holiday (although must admit, I’ve just returned from a holiday in Portugal! 🙂 )
Although I didn’t win the overall prize, the judge said that the article would “really persuade website readers that Warrenpoint is somewhere they should visit – I certainly will next time I am in Ireland.” I think it was worth entering just for his feedback.
Anyway, here is the article that was published today.
congratulations Marion, I feel a new a career…. travel , review and illustate 😉
Too kind! 🙂
A great painting and a fine intro to your home town, Marion…I’d visit! Oh yes…
Thank you. You are welcome any time, Barbara 🙂
Enjoyed reading your article, Marion. I’ll definitely have to add this to my ‘to visit’ list when I start exploring more of Ireland.
Delighted you enjoyed it, Susan. Yes, it’s a lovely part of the world (even though that sounds biased!)
Well done, Marion.
You’ve made me want to get a ferry over to Ireland for another visit.
Thanks, Patsy – let me know if you plan to sail in!
(As you know, I spotted the competition on your blog, so thanks for that also 🙂 )
( Here’s Patsy’s blog http://patsy-collins.blogspot.pt )
what exquisite light, and so beautifully captured
I’m delighted you like it, Belinda. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂