The Voyage Photos – Bound For Ireland

The Windwalker Bound For Ireland

The Captain's View The Captain's View
Slow Sailing Wing and Wing Dismasting Wreckage –St. George, Bermuda
Alongside the Hulk – St. George – Fore and Aft Views
The Remnants of Decking Were My Workspace While Re-rigging
I Was Able To Re-Rig As A Conventional Sloop
With The Pieces Of Salvaged Wreckage
There Was A Porpoise There Galway Sunrise
Tied Alongside The Quay In Galway Harbor
The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man movie with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is one of my favorites of all time, a primary reason for voyaging to Ireland and Galway. Below are photos of the movie locations near Cong and Connemara.
Now, I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring it was when the train pulled into Castletown ….

The filming of a special program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the making of The Quiet Man at Ballyglunin Station which was re-named Castletown for the film. The train was restored by volunteers and again operated from 1988 until 1993. The locomotive is now in storage at Tuam Station. Unfortunately the three coaches have been vandalized.
The Quiet Man Bridge. I am sitting where Duke sat as he looked toward the White O'Morn cottage (which isn't anywhere near.)
White O'Morn As It Was During Filming In 1952 The Cottage Bridge Is Still In Good Usable Condition Across Failmore Creek
The White O'Morn Ruin - 2005 Barefoot in the Living Room
The Lane Into The RuinsThe Failmore Creek Crossing
Time And High Water Have Moved And Buried The Stepping Stones Some, But They Are Still There
Getting My Feet Wet Crossing On The Stepping StonesThe Back of The Chapel Where Sean First Greets Mary Kate
"Good Morning"
The Cross Of CongPat Cohen's Is Being Restored
The Gate House Where The Bicycle Was StolenThe Gate Into Ashford Castle
And The Long Bridge Across The River
The End
The Sun Going Down Over Galway Bay

Truly the end --- Two months later the boat sank in the Mediterranean during a violent storm and I lost everything. These photos had been loaded to the web in England a few weeks after leaving Galway. Thousands of photos went to the bottom of the sea. There will be no more.

Love and Peace, Barefoot

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