Mary, Star of the Sea
We were in
Kilcorhane, County Cork Easter week. We
peeked into a church as parishioners were decorating for Easter Sunday, the
to rain so we stopped in Church of Mary, Star of the Sera to stay dry.
before it rained we took a lovely walk along the rim of the forest and a few
feet in. As we walked, I imagined Errol Flynn, as Robin Hood, in his stance on
a tree branch and say, "Welcome to Sherwood Forest"... it was that
dense and the trees that tall. On our way back from the forest we passed over a
small footbridge above a wide, clear running stream. The bottom of the stream was
lined by large stones. We stopped to enjoy the trickling sound of the water.
waited in the church, marveling at the quaint altar and nave, we came up with a scene for the book, including the forest, stream, and church.
the that the rain on the west coast always came with fierce winds, dark, heavy
clouds and a fresh fragrance in the air.