When mum met my dad("In Baghdad where my mother met my dad" and other childhood songs) in the mid nineteen fifties. She remembered massive ocean liners like the Queen Mary docking in Bantry Bay. The launches would take tourists into Glengarriff and Bantry.
Then along came the jet engines and the ships disappeared. That is until now. An eight million Euro investment into building Bantry Marina and dredging the harbour. Now means that the cruise liners have returned. No doubt the EEC funded the improvements? Good on them.
This is the Prinsendam. She's beautiful. The picture was taken on Sunday afternoon from inside the car. It was wonderful to see tourists leaving the launches/life boats and walking round Bantry town. No doubt going for a "nice cup of tea" and a pint of the black stuff.
The mental juke box (Neil Peart saying) in my head started playing the following: