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Our stop for the day was Cobh (pronounced Cove) and boy did we get a warm welcome. The town has a tradition that when the Round the World cruise stops by, they breakout the Aussie flags and celebrate Australian Day.
Cobh has a long association with emigrants leaving Ireland as well as being a departure point for convicts bound for Australia. While depressing, one of the activities the town organised was a blessing of the ...
... person in case their is a problem. This time our ship's representative was a young man, Beau, who was from New Zealand and very helpful in insuring Joan didn't have to walk any farther than necessary on the excursion. You should have seen him smile when I greeted him with the Mauri greeting, "Kiora". Beau was an entertainer on-board, singing and playing the piano in the various lounges on the ship. His impression of ...
... of a passenger. Sherry was Nora Hegardy and I was Catherine McGowan. Neither one of us survived. :-( It was an interesting and thought provoking visit. The actual pier still exists that the passengers used to board the boats (tenders) that ferried them to the Titanic, which was waiting at the mouth of the bay.
Ronda & Sherry
... ferry, never had so many car ferry across rivers to choose from here, and take the more scenic route to try and find Rosses Point to see the point where the Titanic was moored waiting for its passengers. It's a bit of a map marathon but we manage to find a lookout that takes in Rosses Point. Walk to dinner at the Spaniard pub in Scilly overlooking Kinsale harbour which was awesome probably the best pub meal so ...
... The stone felt very smooth, and i preferred not to think any further into it--haha. One is supposed to come away from the stone with "the gift of gab." After reading this entry, feel free to leave comments on this matter. :)
After our Blarney exploration, we made our way back to Cork city where we found The English Market, which was an indoor food market nestled between other shopping buildings. Fresh meats, produce, baked goods, and other things sold there. We ...
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