castle across the lake –
blue rowboat to take me there –
moving, not moving
On the way back to Oughterard in Connemara, County Galway, we stop to admire Klyemore Abbey perched on the shore on the far side of the lake. Originally a castle, it became an abbey in 1920, founded by Benedictine nuns fleeing the bombing of Belgium during World War I. The lovely blue boat beckons to me to row across the lake, but no oars and my imagination travels much faster.