Photographer's Note

A picture taken from a boat, but without a boat in it, for a change.
In the foreground we see Mount Brendan (or Brandon), one of the highest mountain in Ireland (3000 ft), and named after Saint Brendan (c.489-c.570). A monk, and then an abbott, Saint Brendan is said to have founded many churches and abbey in Ireland, but also in Britain, and maybe further away. He is said to have travelled with some of his monks on a curragh, a small boat made of wood and leather, and to have founded abbeys in France (Brittany), and the legend says that he may have sailed up to America, a thousand years before Colombus (there's a great human story attached to this legend, which I might tell you one day if you don't know it! :^)
Funnily enough, Saint Brendan, saint of seamen and sailors, is celebrated on the 16th of May, which happens to be my birth date!

In front of Mount Brendan, with its top often hidden in clouds, we can see three mountains with very similar profiles, that are called "Three Sisters".

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