Bay Bridge San Francisco This is the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. It’s the view from Matt’s apartment building. He brought Andy and myself up there to enjoy the view, and probably in my case to keep me awake after the long flight!
A Golden Glow over Cobh Last night we went down to Cobh to walk around and lucky for us the rain disappeared as we approached the town! It was strange. There was lots of localised rain yesterday. Blarney was mostly dry, the roads were dry as we drove down but as soon as we crossed […]
I went down to Cobh to see the end of the Cobh Peoples Regatta on Sunday night. I met Donal and Celine down there and a great night was had by all! The Regatta is a weekend long festival which I found out about last year, watched the fireworks and the band that played. This […]
Tenacious in Cork (print) The sailing vessel, Tenacious, docked in Cork a few weeks back. I spotted the top masts over the buildings of the quayside while we went home so I had to stop! She’s a beautiful ship and apparently the largest wooden tall ship built in England in the last 100 years! She […]
Sunset at Drake’s Pool We took Oscar and ourselves for a walk in Drake’s Pool last Sunday. We arranged to meet Donal and Celine there. While the girls enjoyed a leisurely walk, us guys trailed after them making photos of everything! Drake’s Pool is just outside Crosshaven, and is named for Sir Francis Drake.
The Heron and the bars Last in the series of Heron shots. I took over 100 shots of this bird so I’d be certain of getting a good photo and this is my favourite despite the ugly vertical bars! He was walking towards the bridge and I crouched down and focused on him through the […]
Heron on the river and pipe A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. He waded through the water looking for food in the river bed but except for the occasional rock didn’t have much luck in finding his dinner. This is the second of three photos […]
Heron on the river and trolley A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. Moments before I got close enough, two other herons flew away down the river. Despite the rubbish and trolleys in the river it’s a great sign to see wild life again. This is […]
Glendalough Bridge We spent last weekend driving – up to Bray in Co. Wicklow, visited Glendalough, The Sally Gap and promptly got lost a few times on the way to Avoca! On Sunday we returned to Cork, but took a detour via Tullow and Carlow to visit Killkenny. We called to friends in Fermoy and […]
Welcome to 2006! It’s 2006 here in Ireland, and we’re celebrating in style! I can’t eat any more after dinner out in Aroma, a visit to a pub, an hour or two spent at a friend’s party and a visit to my brother Donal and Celine! Fireworks marking the end of the year in which […]