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Travel Blogs from Bantry
Left the castle accommodation a bit worse for wear. Geoff has nasty head cold and I have a crook shoulder. However we have visited the chemist now fully drug prepared we had a great sight seeing the Dingle peninsular. Great seafood lunch and arrived at the Lake Hotel in Killarney to find only wonderful deluxe rooms available (got a great price) and have had food drinks and a jacuzzi bath... All ...
... Lay's potato chips) for the first time! They only have two flavors of "crisps" here, cheese and onion, and salt and vinegar. Luckily, I like both :) Next, we were off the Rob's family farm. His father Sam showed up around and he had sheep, cows, and 9 kittens! I was in heaven. His family had a nice view of the ocean from their property.
Later, we drove to a lookout and saw Bantry Bay, and Whiddy Island, a place where my aunt's friends family lives! I told Amy and she thought ...
... followed by a deft pull with left had has challenges for me. But as they say practice makes perfect. I then dug potatos, a very satisfying process, a mini version of finding gold me thinks.I'm very proud of having dirty knees and fingernails. Both Paul and I have tingly feelings all over from numerous stings from stinging nettles ( at least we won't get arthritus - ...
... Mick had some good luck picking a trifecter in one of the races and Raylene picked a surprise winner in DIngaling in the last race. Brendan and Mish were less lucky only picking one horse out of 8 races. After the last race the cheery Irish crowd stayed on and danced to terrible covers of 70's music as we looked on admiring this nation's love of having fun. Brendan and Mick had there usual competition of who could drink the most beer.... beer won.
... to see
Jennifer, Mary, Charlotte, John, Marion and Mary T
Day jaunts around the Beara, to Killarny, Muckross House and back
In the evenings sharing stories and photos - what a craic!
It was in Bantry where we first heard the song
That would stay in our heads forever long
A big family night out to the Masters of Tradition
Christy Moore one of the marvellous musicians
And he sang...