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Day Five We met up with D and did the Titanic
Experience. E and G survived but the fellows perished and their bodies
never found. We walked up to the Cathedral and had a lovely visit, then
said goodbye to D as he headed for the Cork airport for his return to
London. After the Cobh Heritage Experience (where we also had lunch) we
took the long drive to Mizen Head, which fortunately was still open.
Very impressive, beautiful scenery. M & E went to ...
... jumped in. I'm glad I did because it was quite a walk to to Muckcross House. Along the way we went past Muckcross abbey which was looted and burnt during the Cromwellian wars. Several of the monks were slaughtered. The ancient Killarney chieftains are said to be buried here. After the abbey we rode past Muckross house we went to the Torc waterfall. Amon (my jaunty driver) dropped me off near a stream and told me to follow it. You've heard of a babbling brook, this one ...
... westernly point in Ireland. The locals joke is that you can see the Statue of Liberty on a clear day. Riding back to the village we stumbled across a beautiful old church on the hillside called St. Brendan's. Took great pictures of the landscape. Even took a bunch of pictures of the sheep and cows.
Headed back to the Inn and enjoyed a bottle of wine by the fire. Took a walk up to the village. For a small, quaint village there are three pubs to ...
... still lush green fields but also wind swept, rocky hills and the coast line, wind and the waves became extreme....pounding waves sent spray high into the air and wind gusts sent it flying. We travelled through Ireland's beautiful countryside....which I could never get tired of....until we reached Mizen Head ( yes...like on a ship) Here we found the lighthouse....but it is not your typical lighthouse....a tower to the heavens....this is ...
... to say he'd seen an ad for the new Ipad on the TV and thought she might buy him one for his upcoming 98th birthday. I hope my brain is still functioning at that level when I am 97.
'Will see if I can dredge up a couple of nice pics . Would like to point out that previous pics of the ocean, islands, protected cove with the boats in etc etc, which I had previously published are basically the view from our house...look out the window and thats what you see.