Every morning I used to walk to work passing the port. I’m not doing this at the moment and I miss it, especially this week when the sunrises and sunsets were fabulous.
Here are some from last winter.
Have a lovely Sunday 🙂
For mid-term we went to Wroclaw in Poland. We picked it for a few reasons – we could fly direct from Cork (not many options there), it has plenty to do, we have friends there, and, of course, food and drink 🙂
The weather wasn’t great while we were there, but that made for moody photographs. Here are some from the top of the university.
So those five months have flown by! It’s my favourite time of year, the days are getting shorter which means lovely sunsets at a time when I’m out and about. Cork is still clearing away storm damage, but looks good at this time.
Marina and Tivoli docks, St Finbarr’s Cathedral and The Lough.
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.