Early morning in Blarney, Co Cork. Including a tent erected in the green area in the middle of the village. Nobody tell Charles!
- On charter to Whitegate Refinery
- Bollard pull: 49 ton
- Azimuth stern drive
- Notice: normal 1 hr, emergency 30min approx
Blarney Post Office through the windscreen of my car. More rain.
Rain falls on one of the tables in the grounds of The Anglers Rest, Co Cork. After the roasting sun of a week or so ago the country has been deluged with sudden and heavy showers, thunder and lightning and in some areas flooding.
A few weeks ago we couldn’t go out because it was too hot, now the weather has done an about-turn and it’s unpredictable!
St Patrick’s Street, Cork during the Street Performance World Championships yesterday. Does anyone know who this performer is?
I can’t really comment on any of the performers unfortunately as I was only there for an hour with a bored six year old who had a fixation on buying an Angry Birds hat and balloon animals. There were huge crowds too which meant kids had to at the performance before it started to get a place in front.
I’m glad I caught this moment.
Yesterday evening in Crosshaven, Co Cork. It was a beautiful end of the day. Not quite as hot as other days which I was thankful for but many people out and a good atmosphere in the town.
Edit: here’s the original photo!
On Monday night I went to see Buena Vista Social Club in Cork Opera House with my wife Jacinta. We had a blast there and the crowd loved them, even if they did drag out the musician solos a bit too much. There’s only so many minutes you can hear the same set of notes repeating before it gets monotonous.
Regardless, there were lots of fans in the audience. The band barely spoke a word of English throughout which certainly helped the atmosphere. I unfortunately have barely a word of Spanish so I would look blankly at my wife!
When Omara Portuondo came on stage the audience erupted. Even at the age of 82 she moved about the stage and sang many songs, extolling the audience to stand up from their seats. Soon everyone was dancing or at the very least rocking from foot to foot in the stalls!
More to come..