Elaine O'Keeffe Photography


October 2020 Since the COVID-19 pandemic was raging though the world, our travelling options were limited. We therefore decided to visit this gem in our province – a place we hope to visit often. Alex, from Discover Churchill was our guide for two days. He drove us through the tundra in search of polar bears […]

SeaWalls Churchill

SeaWalls Churchill was created to inspire the community to protect the ocean. This little town on the edge of the Artic was reminded of their own value and worthiness in the world. See https://www.seawallschurchill.ca for more information.

Bears and other arctic wildlife

Seeing bears in Churchill is the highlight of the trip, we was a Mama and yearling cub several times over the few days. Other wildlife spotted were ptarmigan, artic hare and a golden eagle.

Arctic Landscape

Landscape in the artic is so vast and varied. The rocks and the vegetation growing on and around it make natural abstracts. There is always something to catch your eye.


In June 2019, we explored a bit of Ireland for two weeks. My childhood penpal joined us for part of our journey. We visited Dublin, Trim, Kilronan Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Killnarney and Kilkenney.


Our time in Ireland, began in Dublin. We enjoyed a tour with Sandeman’s Free Walking tour with Cieran as our guide. We explored St. Patrick’s Cathedral, toured Christ Church Cathedral. Enjoyed visiting the Museum of Archeology, Chester Beauty library and wandering Grafton Street. We had tours of the Jamieson Distillery, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublin […]


Trim Castle – the one of largest castles in Ireland, located in County Meath.

Kilronan Castle

A luxurious castle hotel in Roscommon Ireland. Our home for a night, which included a lovely dinner and a wander through the estate where we discovered an abandoned stable.

Kilmacdaugh Monastery

A random stop on a rainy day at a ruined abbey near the town of Gort in County Galway.

Cliffs of Moher

The sea cliffs are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren Region in County Clare. They run for about 14 kilometers.