It turned out to be the best present I could have given myself. As soon as I arrived and met Sue, I knew it would be a good experience, but as the days went past it became better and better. Such a sense of coming home, when I explored Beara, such a feeling of belonging, such a feeling of the land reaching out to embrace me.
It was so difficult to leave when my time was up. I'll be back, that much is for sure. Next summer definitely, and earlier if I can manage it.
What is extraordinary is that I realised afterwards that my decision to book and go to Anam Cara initially had been based on a series of coincidences rather than anything more concrete. My intuition knew where I was supposed to be way before the rest of me caught up with it!