Saturday, May 21, 2011

Guess What!? More Photos.

Early in the day I didn't think I'd have any photos to share. We went to the Cobh Heritage Museum, which was an interesting history lesson, but still a history lesson. I took some pictures of steamship and blue riband (awards given for fastest ocean crossings) plaques just for my information on Steam powered devices. --I'll share later if you want, but think the data would likely be found more easily online in a searchable format. I'll let you know when I have a chance to review.

Cobh (pronounced Cove) was the last port of call for the Titanic as well as the place of departure for a large number of prisoner ships, so I found it fascinating that they paid some artist somewhere to sculpt likenesses of entire rooms of miserably ill people, all white like there were in the Indianapolis train hotel.

Not these, these were at the door waiting to get in.
The ones inside were retching into napkins and looking miserable.
But then after that, we moved north-ish. Tonight we're in Killarney, where we met Kaaren -- an old friend who had come to Ireland to work on an Archeology degree. She's been here a few years now. She took us out somewhere -- I'll have to ask her the name later because I've forgotten -- but we got to climb things.
...where Sister did a great job looking cold
...where I do a great job adding scale -- see the blue pants?
That's me.
Also, I hid under some trees.
The photo doesn't do this spot justice.
It was beautiful.
Then we took a picture of some painted sheep.
And Kaaren explained the significance of the markings
on some of the earliest land deeds.
Tomorrow, County Clare, the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and Bunratty Castle.


  1. Wow Marilou, I LOVE all the photos!!! I can't wait to see more! Did you have a lucky day after kissing the Blarney Stone? :)

  2. The Blarney Stone is supposed to help you tell more convincing lies (or stories) but we actually did have very good luck the whole time we were there. It would rain while we were driving or on public transporation, but it stopped and got sunny every time we arrived at an outdoor attraction.