Between starting a new job, getting used to a crazy schedule and trying to meet up with people I used to see everyday, taking photos and blogging has fallen down my priority list, unfortunately. I’ve been quite lucky that my random days off have been sunny so I’ve been making the most of the summer. Here’s a little catch up post.
My days off have consisted of enjoying city views and street festivals, walks by the sea and sorting out the garden. Hope you’re all having a lovely summer 🙂
On Saturday the Shandon Street Festival was on. They were lucky-the sun shone. So much so that the organisers had to find shade to bring into the park because people were hiding next to the walls to get out of the sun. I had a nice spot under a tree so I could enjoy my lunch and the music.
One great thing about the festival was that we could go up to the top of Shandon Church and ring the bells. Now, you can always do this, but it closes at 3pm. The last time I tried to go, it was 3.30pm, so too late. Anyway, we got to fill the Cork air with a choppy version of Ode to Joy!
Ireland’s third most visited place (after the Guinness Storehouse and the zoo), but probably the most iconic, is the Cliffs of Moher.
I’ve never managed to see them in the sun, but we did avoid rain-a massive plus! We saw a couple getting married there this time and all I could think was that she was one brave bride to get married outdoors in the wind and almost rain! Stunning location for a wedding though.
Next stop, Canada!
When you’re in a country where summer is a “blink and you’ll miss it” season, you have to take every opportunity you get to make the most of it. I had a day off on Monday and luckily the sun stayed for the day. So, in 24 hours I managed a bit of clear sky star gazing and planet spotting, coffee on the patio, a walk by the sea and ice cream! Pretty good all round 🙂
My view to enjoy ice cream to.
In my last post I showed you a photo from our recent hiking trip to the Burren, Co. Clare. We made it to the top of the rock. It was a difficult hike for me. I’m used to forest routes, not rocky ones.
It was worth the trek though to see this and to enjoy a wind-swept lunch at the top.
When you need to get away, you might as well get away to a totally different landscape.
The Burren, Co Clare, a karst limestone national park. It’s a bit different from the green or the sea!
After a rainy and windy walk to the beach, we had to stop on the way back because the sun came out just in time for sunset. Typical!
Recently I’ve had some big changes in my life. I left my job and got a new one. Getting used to a completely different schedule and career is a challenge, but hopefully it’ll turn out to be a move for the better. As a result of my crazy schedule photography and blogging has taken a back seat. I will blog as much as I can, but it’s not going to be every second day. Bear with me while I get used to things 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!