We by-passed Foynes on the West coast (and Limerick) due to threatening high seas and a storm, so now we have an unexpected overnight stop after arriving a day early in Cobh (Queenstown in the days of Queen Victoria and when the Titanic set sail on her doomed maiden voyage).
You can photograph the sea and the waves only so many times for the much-awaited printed ‘Photo Album’. (With so many cries of creases and crevices in the visages of me and my seafarer friends, I can include only a few token shots (at some blurring distance), and a couple of shots of the culinary treats, crab claws, chocolate sculptures and the like.
So today, I’m hoping that our planned afternoon visit to Clonakilty, “at the top of a winding inlet and heritage market town of colourful shopfronts in narrow streets and lanes opening into elegant squares (and hopefully some spring flowers)’ will present a plethora of excellent colourful photo opportunities.
Tomorrow we drive to Kinsale, and then back via the Palisades to a large house on the cliffs owned by a NY friend of Jim’s, where the staff have been instructed to ‘serve Tea’. Our driver, lined-up by the same NY friend of Jim, is the ex-driver of the Lord Mayor of Cork, and Ken is relying on him to know where to go for a pint of Guinness.
PICASA PHOTO ALBUM
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|County Cork, Ireland