Monday, June 30, 2014
I nSleibh ar an rí
Is é a chúis a cur cuairt mo chairde Crios agus Bob in aice leis Naomh Crios. Ach, rachaidh beirt go Nua Sasana go hionduil gach samraidh acu a fheicéail an clann mór ó Bob, fós. Mar sin, ní bheidh siad a bheith a bhaile.
Áfach, beidh muid ag dul in aice leis Naomh Crios. Beidh Léna agus mise i nSleibh ar an rí (nó Monterey i Spáinnis ansiud. Is áit an-hiontach ar on Aigéan Ciúin ann.
Mar sin féin, tá ionad an-daor ann, go loighciúil. Beidh muid ag fanacht i Asilomar ag imeall An Trá Méaróg. Chuala mé go mbeadh an-deas ansin.
Beidh muid a fhoghlaim faoi an scriobhneoir Lawrence Durrell ar feadh sheiminéar leis fiche duine eile. Thabharfamuid caint faoi dhá beathaisnéisí air. D'iarr sé féin i gcónaí daoine na hÉireann, ach rugadh Larry san India agus rugadh i Londain roimh ina gcónaí sa Ghréig, Éigipt agus an Fhrainc.
At the mountain of the king
I will be going up north again! Each summer I try to get away from my home. I love to take a journey to Northern California.
The reason is to visit my friends Chris and Bob near Santa Cruz. But, the pair will go to New England as usual each summer for them to see the big family of Bob, still. Therefore, they will not be at home.
However we are going near Santa Cruz. Layne and myself will be up there in Monterey (the mountain of the king in Spanish). It's a very wonderful place on the Pacific Ocean there.
All the same it's a very expensive place, logically. We will be staying in Asilomar at the edge of Pebble Beach. I heard it's very pretty there.
We will be learning about the writer Lawrence Durrell during a seminar with a group of twenty others. We will speak about two biographers of him. He always claimed he was one of the Irish, but Larry was born in India and raised in London before living in Greece, Egypt, and in France. (Grianghraf le/photo by Jackie Kokuashvili: Monterey Sunset/ Luí na gréine i nSleibh ar an rí)