Hedge man came today with his New Holland tractor and hedge cutting attachment. He spent a couple of hours knocking the roadside hedges (Blackthorn & Fuchsia) into shape. The agricultural labourer with his bill hook is no more. I use to cut the roadside hedges but it's too dangerous on the main road with cars hurtling past at 80 KPH. Never understood the need for such high speeds in the countryside. People could be walking on the roads (no pavements or street lights) or cattle could be on the road.
A picture of a cruiser that came into Bantry Bay in the summer. They usually dock in Glengarriff and launches take them to the mainland to visit Garnish Island, Glengarriff and coaches take the tourists to Bantry and Killarney. Glengarriff use to be the holiday destination for literary luminaries including, Thackery, Wordsworth, Shaw and Virginia Woolfe.
Here's a tall ship that came in recently. She was like something out of the Onedin Line when she sailed out of the bay with her sails up. Some times we see oil tankers and other times we look at the fishing boats, yachts and the life boat. Even the Queen Mary sailed into Bantry bay. I believe it use to take five days to sail Ireland or Blighty to America. Then the jets were invented and the liners are no more. Sad isn't it really?
There you are. A few pictures of our smallholding and the bay. Hope you enjoyed them?