As I paint Mullach Mór a local farmer stops and declares, “I’ve lost my bull, he’s escaped!” He explains it has run off into the rocky landscape that is also popular with hikers. I ponder the poor soul who comes between the beast and the green field up the mountain. After a few minutes he declares he has a hurling match to watch, and in any case the bull will come home when he’s ready.
John Kelly and Gina Lee have begun a crowd-funding campaign on Pozible, with the aim of publishing a book about his Antarctic experience. It promises to be a fascinating book, and the campaign represents an opportunity to offer concrete support – and to get something concrete in return.