Travel Blogs from Fossa
... owners in 1861 had a two night visit from Queen Victoria. It took him 6 years to prepare the house for the tour and it sent him bankrupt. He was hoping to get a title from the Queen but, not long after her visit, her husband died and she went into years of mourning for him, so any chance of a title died with the death of Prince Albert. (Is that an example of Murphy's Law or what?)
Offfor some pub grub and craic this evening.
... Gabby Seafood restaurant. It was an excellent choice. Audrey went with the Caesar salad and steak entree, myself the crab claws with the scallop main. Both finished with an Irish coffee. Again a superb meal- 5*****!!! Killarney is truly a tourist town, lots of hustle and bustle but relatively small ~150K. Golf, cycling, horseback riding and sightseeing are all popular activities. We are here for a two night stay so will have some time tomorrow to explore the downtown area a little ...
... better than I was expecting, the castle
itself was really cool to see, the walls in places must have been at
least 15 feet thick. In order to kiss the Blarney stone, which is a
stone hanging over the edge of a battlement on the top of the castle,
you have to lay on your back, grab onto some hand rails, and slide
yourself over the edge so if you look down you can see the ground at
least 50 feet below you. Granted, there are safety bars there and a
... circle for us to get out and walk around. He pulled into this lane and stopped for a while. A few of us climbed down the stones to the beach. If Risk Management Amy were watching this, I would be getting a big thumbs down! We didn’t find the stone circle, but it was still a good stop!
We stopped in Dingle to look around and shop. It is a nice town. I think Kim and I will stay here a night or two. I saw a shop ...
... that Josh was originally supposed to meet us in Dublin but had to stay longer in the U.S to work on a business plan completion for some super superfast fermenting yeast. As we headed to the bar we can't help but to wonder if we will actually see josh, who had hopefully landed in Dublin earlier in the day and taken the bus to Killarny. We walk into the bar to find it completely empty, but after asking the bar tender if he had seen Josh he informed us ...