October 18th, 2014 | Uncategorized
Today, like last weekend, I went outside and felt like I was at Davidson. It is sunny and warm (about 65°F), much more enjoyable weather than I anticipated for Northern Ireland. It has rained less than 10 times since I arrived two months ago, and I am taking advantage of these beautiful days while I can.
Last week, Caroline and I were headed to the gym. As we walked across campus, we were amazed by how nice it was with a clear blue sky. Before entering the gym I said, “It seems like such a waste to go into a windowless gym on such a nice day.”
We quickly decided to adventure to the top of the hill in the distance that was marked by a steeple like structure sitting on top. Naturally, we walked straight towards it, thinking that would be the most direct and easiest way to the top. However, we quickly recognized that it would not be so simple because the back of campus was surrounded by private property filled with grazing cattle. I had a flashback to the days as a young child trying to complete a maze as fast as possible, which commonly led me down the wrong path and towards a dead end.
Since the direct path was not going to work, we walked along the road by the water. As we walked, we got distracted by the beautiful scenery by the Belfast Lough and we abandoned our original goal. As long as I can, I will continue to bask in this beautiful and unfortunately uncharacteristic weather of Northern Ireland. I guess the beautiful green countryside comes at a cost, as it needs its fair share of rain.