Friday, 6 February 2015

A Walk In The Country.

We went for a four mile walk along the main road on our side of the peninsula the other day.  Already the Suffolk sheep are giving birth to new lambs.  In one field we saw six sheep and ten lambs.  

 The strand.  There's an old ruined farmstead/fisherman's cottage on the other side of the water.  Ireland is full of derelict farmsteads.  The thatch roofs dropped in and decayed many moons ago.  All is left is the ghostly shells of the old dwellings.  Stone constructions with packed earth instead of mortar.  It must have been an incredibly hard life way back then.
'Hungry Hill' over on the Beara Peninsula.  Daphne Du Maurier wrote a book and they made a film starring Margaret Lockwood about the Cornish tin miners who worked there.  The green thing in the middle of the bay is a salmon net which probably contains thousands of farm Salmon.  We took the picture from where the county council store piles of stone chippings for the roads.  Talking of roads.  They came round and filled some of the potholes the other day.  It looks like an incontinent herd of tar cows have just walked down the road.
 Another look over to Beara.  We have 3 peninsulas right next to each other; Beara, Sheepshead (us) and Mizen.  It's a beautiful place to live, especially when it's not raining!

It was a lovely walk and the old mental juke box started playing the following:

15 comments:

  1. Great photographs. What a fantastic part of the world. For me, no public transport or street lighting would not be a problem in a place like this.

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  2. Thanks Philip. I only want basis facilities like transport. We live next to the Sheeps Head Way and a minibus service say 3 times a day, would be great for local residents and to boost the tourist hiking industry. Thanks for your comment Philip.

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  3. Ooo I miss the place, gorgeous photos Dave
    Twiggy

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  4. Hi Twiggy. Will past on your compliments to the photographer. I choose the photos and she points the camera. Ireland is beautiful. It won't belong before your hols in Ireland. Thanks!

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  5. I bet it's cold there at the moment Dave.

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    1. Cold and frosty in the mornings, Rachel. Nice and dry today and I even managed to get on the veg plot and dig one area over yesterday. Thanks!

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  6. Dave..........you started to mentally song a cliff Richard song?
    O m g

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    1. Yes I know John. My head is like a jukebox. You never know what record it will play. Thanks!

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  7. "It looks like an incontinent herd of tar cows have just walked down the road" the finest bit of descriptive writing that I've had the pleasure of reading for a long time Dave ;-). I must say that your assistants photography are sorely tempting me to take a visit to your shores, and with my partner having irish blood through the veins it does seem like one foe the list.
    John

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  8. Good morning John. My music taste is incredibly eclectic, almost like an old fashioned pub jukebox. Thanks for the descriptive writing compliment. You wax lyrically very well kind sir.

    Ireland is well worth visiting John. You aren't that far from Holyhead. Thanks!

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    1. Ahh put will I need to renew the passport before a visit to your fair land is ventured my good man?

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    2. Not at all good man. You don't need a passport if you jump on a ferry that goes to Hibernia.

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  9. picture number 2 looks like an oil painting

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    1. Hi Sol. Yes I often think we live inside an oil painting. It's incredibly uncharacteristically warm today. Thanks!

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