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Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork May 22nd 2007

The Following Pictures of are of Dublin and our first day on the Wicklow Way.... read more
Somewhere in Ireland
Rainbow over Sugarloaf Mtn

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork May 22nd 2007

I, Janie, have been seeing this in alot of the tourist shops, and I thought it was kind of funny, so I thought I'd post it. Love the part about tipping. Travelers' Prayer ‘Heavenly Father, look down on us your humble, obedient tourist servants, who are doomed to travel this earth, taking photographs, mailing postcards, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip-dry underwear.’ ‘Give us this day divine guidance in the selection of our hotels, that we may find our reservations honoured, our rooms made up and hot water running from the faucets.’ ‘We pray that the telephones work, and the operators can speak our tongue.’ ‘Lead us, dear Lord, to good, inexpensive restaurants where the food is superb, the waiters friendly and the wine included in the price.’ Give us the wisdom to tip correctly ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork May 21st 2007

We set out from Dublin on friday on the Wicklow Way and hiked to about 14 miles to Enniskerry. We had the path almost to ourselves once we left the city. The views of Dublin, the bay and the Irish Sea were amazing. It rained for about 10 minutes everyhour. This gave us just enought time to decide that we should put on rain gear, and get it on before the rain stopped. Everyone we meet keeps telling us how beautiful it was the previous week. Between the down pours it was great. This is the Ireland I envisioned. We had breakfast with a very nice Belgian couple. They we're from the north and their primary language was Dutch. The next day (saturday) we walked from Enniskerry to Roundwood, around 13 miles. The inclines were steeper ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Blarney May 17th 2007

I'm catching up on this many days later - no Internet in Belfast - but more on that later... 5:00 am is much to early to get up when on holidays. Have to be at the train station (across town for 6:40). Shower is a must. It's bad enough I'm not a morning person, but someone has forgotten to turn up the water pressure (pressure is down during the night, so toilet flushing is an experience as well). There is barely enough water to get me wet. Having trouble getting my hair wet and then getting the shampoo out. Dumping my head under the sink is out of the question (it's 2 faucets tight up against the back wall of the sink), and the toilet bowl isn't an option. We do the best we can, ... read more
Blarney Castle
Kissing the Stone
Blarney Stone

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork May 16th 2007

Coral: Well we've made a lot of progress distance wise since our last post. Still haven't managed to find an internet cafe with a place to download pictures yet. Oh well. There will be many pictures to see when we return, we had to buy another memory card for the camera today. Today we've ended up in Cork which is a surprisingly large city, much bigger than we expected and we haven't even seen anything but our BB yet, just trying to find it was crazy, a bit like getting around in Seattle. Anyways, since Dublin we have been to Newgrange and Knowth, two neolithic barrial tombs where they do an amazing show of light to show you what it would be like standing inside Newgrange for sunrise on the winter solstice; the Hill of Tara ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Carrigaline May 1st 2007

Mesmerized in a cloud of Dolce & Gabbana aftershave, she let his lips graze on her graceful neck, his hands straying towards her perfectly formed arse, and then Shakira moaned… “bodling….show me your Y fronts” Oops, different type of article slipped in there, sorry. Ladies and Gentlemen, Reverend Father, Your Holiness, the King of Norway and other guests. It is with unadvisable glee, I preach to you all here today in my latest travelogue, Memoirs of a Deise. Since my last trip to the speed bump, I, (along with the other voices in my head), have had loads of adventures, so it is incumbent upon me now to regale you with tales of woe, passion, broken hearts, dangerous journeys and the rescue of a fair maiden from the jaws of a slick, stinking, monstrous evil. Yes, ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Blarney April 29th 2007

I lost my alarm clock at some point while in Cork, and there was no clock in my room, and my wake-up call never came this morning, until Rick called my room at 10am, a half hour after we'd planned to meet for breakfast. Oops. I was packed, bathed (there was no shower in my room so I cannot say showered), and downstairs in a half hour though, and the weather was foggy and dreary so I knew it wasn't like we were missing out on great shots. I did get several shots of the B&B after we ate, and once Kate and Rick were ready to go we made our way to Blarney Castle, which is just outside Cork. There are no guides at the castle--it is self guided, and I didn't even notice any ... read more

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