Today was our day on the fabulous Dingle peninsula, one of my own favourite places in Ireland. The day was overcast, when we set out this morning, but dry and warm. The weather was to improve gradually as the day advanced, and it turned out to be a really lovely afternoon and evening.
My first picture today, Paul and Barbara, sitting on the low wall above the beach at Inch, and what a lovely beach it is. The mountains in the background are on the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry peninsula. Paul was pointing in the direction of where he thought Lee had headed for. I wonder can you buy tracking devices on the Internet. I must Google that.
Who is that with Joe? I hope that Betsy doesn't see this.
Lee is back, as you can see. He just turns up like that when you least expect him. He is a nice guy, and if he just stuck around a bit more i might get to now him better. Don't they all look happy?
From the left we have, Betsy, Paul, Barbara, Joe, Jean, and Lee.
Lee does love his photos, and i have no doubt that he will have a fine album when he gets home. I love the countryside here on Dingle, and these patchwork quilt like fields make a beautiful photograph.
The ancient Beehive huts on Dingle were home to the farmers, and fishermen, and indeed the monks of old. My pals did like them, but wondered about how they managed without simple things like, not only a door, but a doorbell. I suppose that in the USA they have all of these things.
This was the moment Jean had been waiting for all morning, the holding the lamb moment.
She was loving it all, and was reluctant to pass him on to anybody else.This particular lamb was just two weeks old.
Betsy, Jean, still with her lamb, and Barbara, the three happy sisters, all together near Slea Head today. They have every reason to be happy with the three fine husbands they have.
This is a really nice picture of Lee and Jean at Slea Head, with the Blasket islands offshore in the Atlantic in the background. Such a lovely couple.
This photo of the three sisters together near Ballyferriter did not turn out as well as i had expected, as behind them , just to the left of Jean's head, are three small headland peaks known as the three sisters. The one furthest to the left is slightly behind Jean's head, but the other two, to the right, of that are visible as little peaks. This time we will not blame Jean, it was the photographers fault.
At midday today we had a really nice feed of fish and calamari and chips in Harrington's restaurant on the harbour front in Dingle. Here we have Betsy and Joe, digging in to their lovely lunch.
The others were doing fine also, as you can see. Barbara looks well pleased with her lot, Paul looks like he has started already, Jean is watching and wondering what i am going to say about her next in my Blog, while Lee just loves being in the picture.
I really like this picture of them all together with the lamb.
Yes, that is me standing at the head of the table, just waiting to give them the go ahead to eat, as you have to do when people get stressed from lack of food. When they did start though, there was no stopping them. Who could blame them as the food in the Caragh is as near to the best of home cooking you can get. Three of us had Irish stew, Barbara and Paul had grilled salmon, Joe had the loin of pork, and Lee had a gorgeous lamb shank and loads of veg. Desserts were to follow, and this was all washed down with plenty of good Guinness, and beer, and wine of course.
From the left here we have, Jean, looking really smart,Barbara
beside her with Paul, me on point duty, then Lee and Betsy, with Joe, ready to attack his pork. This was a really nice meal, and i highly recommend the Caragh in New Street Killarney.
Today was a very special day as we draw closer to the end of my time with them on Sunday. Tomorrow we head for Kinsale. Come along with us and enjoy.