If you have been following this blog for even a week, you’ll know that Co. Waterford in the Sunny South-East of Ireland is my native heath and a piece of the world about which I feel beyond passionate.
As you can imagine, I ponder a good deal about why Co. Waterford appeals so much to me, given that I’ve had the opportunity to live in lots of places around Ireland.
I was out at Woodstown Beach for a swim the other day ~ a place I associate with childhood picnics, sun, the best shells in the county, buckets and spades, wild roses, trees, views of Co. Wexford and The Saratoga.
The Saratoga is a bar cum restaurant with a delicious view of Woodstown Beach. In fact, when you sit outside, you might as well be on the beach.
I seem to have been in The Saratoga on many momentous days in my life and it is definitely part of the allure of Woodstown. There is a little slogan under the main name that always makes me stop, smile and recognise how fortunate I am to live in Co. Waterford. Here it is:
Yes, that’s just the thing about the whole of Co. Waterford ~ all these gorgeous places: beaches, cliff walks, gardens, woods, mountains, rivers, castles, lakes, thatched cottages, dolmens, historic Waterford City, stunning towns, villages, hamlets ….. They are all just down the road but a world away and offer a diversity and magic that I’ve yet to find anywhere else in Ireland or abroad.
So, raise a glass to Co. Waterford! If you are fortunate enough to live here, give thanks, and if you haven’t been here yet, you have one helluva treat in store.