Holly & Crispy back together at Saxon Woods.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
After a miserable beginning it looked like the rain was not going to
let up, so we went to the pub (the Bridge Inn in Portmagee) for lunch-
and while we were in there the sun came out. So Dad, Crisp and I went
for a drive so we could park and walk down to look at the Tetrapod
(dinosaur) tracks on the north coast. Although it was sunny the wind
was howling! so after that we wound our way to the shelter of Glanleam
where I snapped this pic of Crispy paddling in the surf with Valentia
Lighthouse in the background.
Then this evening we went out for a fabulous meal at the Knightstown
Coffee House where we had the back room all to ourselves, complete
with a jazz duo to serenade us!
I am now about to go to bed, and am writing this at the windowsill of
our bedroom listening to the wind howling yet again- and it has just
started pouring again! So we'll see what the weather brings us
tomorrow for our last full day here on the island.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
while we had a moment of sunshine of our house, "Dan the Master's" (so
called because it was the schoolteacher's house). That's the house in
the right of the picture.
I'm sitting here at the window of our bedroom listening to the wind
howling and the rain beat against the glass- it's the remnants of
Hurricane Bill hitting the bottom left corner of Ireland with all it's
got left! Apparently this is the worst summer Ireland has had in
living memory- Co. Kerry has already had more than it's usual full
years worth of rain, and it's not letting up. And when the rain does
stop and the sun shows it's face briefly, the wind keeps blowing, like
our brief outing to the beach this afternoon- I would not have
considered going in the water without a wetsuit on, and Jackie froze
sitting on the beach watching us. Thank goodness there's always a pub
nearby to warm up in! But Crispy and I had a blast in the surf (thanks
to his new wetsuit- he is now the "Night Ranger" and I am the "Storm
Ranger"), and Simon is talking about renting a surf board and a kayak
tomorrow to play in the surf in!
centre today. We had fun in the willow maze dodging the raindrops, and
Crispy rode a horse for the first time. The pony's name was Max and
here he's riding under the watchful gaze of Casey, Max's owner.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
little tour around the harbour on an amphibious vehicle- as they
describe it "a boat with wheels".
So here are some shots from the tour- Simon & Spike, Crispy & Spike,
the Lighthouse, The Valentia Lifeboat, and the boat we were on.