After tripping and almost falling on the way down the mountain, we made our way to Dun Laoghaire, where we chatted over coffee out near the pier. (I cherish so much getting to learn more about others' lives and noting the neat differences in each of us, even those from the same country and even state.)
Off the pier, I got to see my first seal in person today (which may have been more exciting to me than most people)!! Here, I also got to walk down and put my feet into the ocean. I don't know what it is, but being in, or even seeing, the ocean on the other side of the world is one of the most amazing feelings. Just taking in each day and each new moment gratefully.