Thursday, 8 June 2017
08.06.2017 - 08.06.2017
We arrived in the Port of Cork under a threatening sky which quickly turned to an intense rain shower. Today we are booked on an excursion to the Blarney Woollen Mills and a scenic drive through the City of Cork. The countryside in this part of the country is blessed with green field, hedgerows and trees that arch over the road. The roads are narrow and I marvelled at our driver's ability to pilot his coach through some tight turns.
The Woollen Mills contained a wealth of beautiful knitted goods in many colours and styles. All prices were in Euros which caused us some confusion. Some of those garments were in the region of AU$ 200 or more. We managed to restrict our purchases. One of the perks of this tour was a complementary Irish Coffee. Jenny doesn't drink and I enjoyed her drink as well as mine. We managed a short walk through the village between showers.
We returned to the ship while our guide maintained a constant monologue of facts, figures and myths. A delightful Irish accent added to the charm of the trip.
Back on board we enjoyed a quick lunch and then I tried to resolve some issues with the Internet. It continues to be extremely slow. Managed to sort out one but had to escalate the other to Dr Nat. Hope she can sort out the mess I've created.
Still trying to shake off the effects of "jet lag" as I dozed off over the keyboard. Decided to capitulate and just adopt a horizontal attitude. We woke up in time for an early dinner after which I penned these words with heavy eyelids.
We finished off the day by being mesmerised and confused by Magician Sean Alexander who performed to a packed theatre.
Tomorrow's port is Dublin.
Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony