THIS IS A DAY LATE AS MY IPAD WENT BLANK ON ME YESTERDAY. THANK GOD OTHERS ON THE TOUR HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN AND I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIX IT. AMAZING HOW QUICK IT IS YOU GET USED TO HAVING SOMETHING WHEN IT DOESNT WORK ANYMORE.
Sunny day again today. Warmer too and less cold wind today as we are in Southern Ireland. off to Blarney Castle for Des to kiss the Blarney Stone and become more eloquent. The castle stands in a pictuersque park with a river running through it with lots of spring flowers. We had 2 hours there and while Des climbed up the steep wet windy stairs to the top of the castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, I walked all through the grounds and castle and the souvenir shop.
Next stop, Youghl, a real typical little fishing town or village really like you see in TV or the movies.
A quicker ride today and into our hotel Majestic at Tramore near Waterford, where the Chrystal comes from. Perfect name for this hotel as it is even more beautiful than most others and we sure have stayed in very wonderful hotels thanks to Cosmos. Almost straightaway we were off on a Pub tour. We picked up our guide who showed us his fishing village with its many thatched cottages and we then went to the pub which is very old. Thatched roof,3 foot thick mud walls, heavy dark beams inside with a picture of the previous owner hanging on the wall. A very feirce looking woman which apparently she was too and didn't like tourists. She would tell them there was no drink available in her pub for them and they must go back down the hill to the town if they wanted a drink. Our guide, then became our entertainment. We were all giving 2 free drinks and a bag of crisps each while we listened to him sing and place his guitar and mouth organ. His name was Ritchie and of course we all sang along with him. even our own tour guide, Marvin, danced with some of the ladies. Back to the palatial hotel dining room for a sumptuous dinner.