Well the days are getting shorter and the mornings colder. The last couple of days haven’t been wet with precipitation but just wet with the normal damp of western Ireland. This morning was the second day that it was cold enough to require gloves and ear warmers and the air was filled with mist. I took a leisurely pace over to the office. The canal road was a bit crowded with pedestrians but the river trail was almost empty. The entire trip was surreal with various birds drifting in and out of the mist, and their calls echoing across the water. It was a good morning to be alive and a great time to be in Galway.