Pier House Bed and Breakfast
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... our tour, the kitten went off somewhere but just as the tour was ending, it showed up again just in time to say goodbye!
Kinsale is a harbor town which was very important, even since prehistoric times when it had important uses. It's importance peaked in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries when maritime countries became global powers. At that time it was a gateway to Spain and France and was controlled ...
... is the same courthouse where hearings were held to investigate the causes of the Lusitania disaster.
When Kinsale was in its hay day, it was a ship-provisioning town. The narrow alleyways we see today were actually built to be just wide enough to roll a barrel (of provisions) down to the wharf.
As we walked further inside the original walls of the old city, Barry introduced us ...
... way we'd ever want to drive a car here, however. Not only because of the driving on the left hand side, but the people drive very fast! And the roads are windy, narrow 2 lanes, with parked cars periodically along the way - no curbs or shoulders - cars are parked in the road! But drivers understand this & patiently pull over to allow oncoming traffic to pass. Amazing! After our tour ...
... upon the Blarney Woolen Mills; a place Chris from the Old Bakery B & B told us we had to see. It was quite impressive. A massive store with gorgeous woolen linens, clothing, housewares and more. We spent a little money here. The cafe was delicious and we filled our stomachs with gourmet quiches and sandwiches. As usual, the afternoon had gotten away from us and we needed to leave Blarney in order to make it to Waterford 2 hours away. Fortunately ...
... mast and motorised as well.The AIS system was duplicated,a new yanmar 50 hp engine installed with a self priming system,a new generator,solar panels,forward depth sounder,motorised windless,vacuum system for the heads and of course not forgetting the washing machine.He also had a printer on board as well as several computers.Communication systems consisted of normal VHF and SSB as well as ...