Monday, 16 August 2010

No wi-fi, no cry

So there was no wi-fi, not much of a TV signal, a satellite signal which came and went and a house full of 4 adults and 5 children under 10...uh oh, recipe for disaster you might think.  But you'd be wrong...because we also had that rarest of ingredients in an Irish holiday...sunshine!  Lots of glorious, life-affirming rays of warm sunshine!  Whole days were spent at the beach and it rained once, for 10 minutes. 

I would just point out that over the years I think we have earned this week of benign weather, having endured holidays where it rained every day, throughout the day.  Driving through Easkey, Co Sligo 3 years ago (which was flooded in August) to get an ice-cream, is seared in the memory...

Never mind, this week may have made up for that.  This is the view from the house where we stayed, overlooking the River Suir

and this is the beach at Duncannon, Co Wexford where things got a little competitive with the sand castles

close up of the houses and church coming up

They got a bit carried away on account of the sand sculpting competition elsewhere on the beach.

BM took the opportunity to catch up on some reading but more of that later.  For now, without turning into Maeve Binchy, it's fair to say that this was one of the best holidays we have had and certainly the best in Ireland.    

BTW, the lady who owns 'The Pines' where we stayed is thinking of selling up, Euros 450k if anyone is interested...

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