I would describe myself as:
Healthy (63-y-o but almost in mint condition and should be good for 30 more years/100,000 miles). I am intelligent, tolerant ('as far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons' - so live and let live unless my space is invaded!), very fit and active. I like reading and current affairs. I love sports - retired from gaelic, rugby and soccer ('gracefully surrendering the things of youth'), still swimming and road/mountain walking, and sailing occasionally. Recently took up tennis. I travel and ski as often as possible, but will always return to the hills and beaches of Kerry. Separated since 2009 - our children are now all happy and healthy adults.
My ideal partner would be:
A nice person, wise, caring, beautiful within and to behold, sexy, supportive, smart, fit and active, considerate, very rich and generous, non-smoking and a great cook! She would 'go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence' and also solve the crossword clues that beat me. 'IDEAL' was specified! If you are poor but do not smoke, and possess many of the other attributes please contact me asap. Expect to be invited on a long hiking date on a Kerry mountain - we will know a lot about each other before dining at the summit!
My ideal date would be:
Active and Romantic:-
In Winter or Spring:- a glorious sunny day's skiing at 3,000 metres on fresh snow, champagne brunch (with black pudding if in the French alps) beside the piste, apres ski drinks and sing-song, stroll/swim/sauna, a fine meal with wine and banter, slow dancing and a goodnight kiss.... Repeat for 6 days.
Anytime:- a clear day's hiking and sightseeing on Caher / Carrauntoohil, with lunch (shellfish and good wine) on top whilst looking at Dingle Bay, The Blaskets, Mount Brandon and Slieve Mish (West), Kenmare Bay and Reeks (East), Valentia + Skelligs + Iveragh Peninsula (South), and lakes in every direction. After dinner, a stroll on Banna Beach to watch the sun set would end a perfect day. Heaven on Earth in the right company!