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My travels and adventures since retiring on 30.11.2012
19 Feb 2017 5 Comments
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06 Feb 2017 1 Comment
The mountains are a good place to be alone, in solitude, unless of course like me you are part of a 50 strong group on a cold wintry day, all huddled together for company from the biting wind! There always a chance to stride out on your own though, and enjoy the scenery of the distant hills, and a few isolated cottages in the distance.
And if you don’t want to go hiking, there’s always the call of the sea on a calm day.
18 Jan 2017 4 Comments
Old ticket machine seen at the Model Railway Village in West Cork during the summer. Doesn’t it look a bit like a visitor from outer space?
Tuesdays of Texture
29 Nov 2016 4 Comments
Last Sunday we went on a hike in Dunmanway, West Cork, on a looped walk on the mountains around Castle Donovan. This castle, also known as O’Donovan’s Castle, has been around since 1560, so it’s no wonder it looks a little weatherbeaten now!
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09 Sep 2016 9 Comments
My photo was taken yesterday, in lovely Glengarriff in West Cork, looking across at Garnish Island (in the centre of the picture) which is a small island full of exotic plants and shrubs, warmed by the Gulf Stream which helps to create a micro climate for all these unusual plants.
We had plans as we left Cork yesterday morning – stay in a nice B& B, which was fabulous, take a trip on the ferry to Garnish to explore the gardens and the newly restored house, and maybe fit in a round of golf! Unfortunately, the weather was against us, and you can see from the photo, that we were just on the edge of a major downpour. Back to the cosy Jim’s Coffee House for some more coffee and cake instead! The day wasn’t entirely wasted!!
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07 Sep 2016 7 Comments
01 Sep 2016 12 Comments
I haven’t taken part in this challenge for a long time, but found an interesting picture for this one. During the summer days we visited the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty, Co Cork. This was such a fun place, not only for kids and train enthusiasts, but for the whole family.
Their website describes the village as a fully scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway Line with fully working trains and the towns that the railway served , Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon.
Each model is a replica of the town as it was back in the 1940’s and it’s a great way to make local history real for all ages.
There is also a museum, and this old machine was one of the attractions – it looks like its making eye contact with me…like an alien from another time sending me a message!
My grandchildren enjoyed being ‘giants’ towering above the town
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