Come with me, my love,
to the sea, the sea of love.
I want to tell you just how much I love you.
This song, and the inspiration photograph, got me thinking about images which feature family members, and boats in water. In particular I was reminded of something Mom told me about the days when Dad was courting her. Of course, back then they were just Mike and Mary.
One of the things Mary loved best was travelling by train with her beau Mike to Howth, North County Dublin, for day trips during the summertimes of their courting years. Once there, Mike would hire a row boat and take his girl Mary out to Ireland's Eye. They would always bring a picnic and spend the better part of the day there. It must have been great fun, and very romantic too, given the sparkle in Mom's eyes anytime she recounted these adventures on the 'sea of love'. Sometimes it was just the two of them, and sometimes they would travel with another couple or a whole group of friends. It's lovely to see these images, and the joy on their faces in those halcyon days.
|Mom and her friends atop Ireland's Eye. Dad took the photo.|
|A view of Ireland's Eye from Howth Head.|
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