No recipe today. Took too many pictures to post those and a recipe, but never fear, I shall add a hunk at the end.
Thought I'd better show you the view from outside our room.
This is the view from the other direction. The double doors on the left are our room.
This is the vehicle we've been riding around in.
And this is Gerrit, our driver. I figured we'd be hearing nothing but Irish accents here, but there are people from all over the world, and Gerrit is Dutch, with a completely different accent.
We drove through Kenmare and along the bay, then on to Bantry,
stopping at a place called Druid's View, which had a very nice shop across the street.
I bought a merino wool sweater, and we sampled some Irish moonshine. This is the after picture. It was actually pretty good stuff, though you can't tell it from our expressions!
This is the view from Druid's View.
We drove on to Bantry, where we took a boat to Garnish Island. Fabulous place with the most beautiful gardens you've ever seen. The pictures (and these are just a few of many I took) simply don't do it justice.
The Italian Garden.
Apparently rhododendrons are almost a weed here, choking out many other plants, but I can't grow them anything like this, so I wouldn't complain if they took over my woods.
The Temple at Garnish Island.
This is the view from the temple.
Stone tower at Garnish Island. We climbed up a very narrow spiral stone staircase to the top.
The view from the tower.
More rhododendrons. Again, the pictures don't do them justice.
The other side of the Italian Garden.
Waiting for the boat back to Bantry.
We had lunch at the Bantry Bay Hotel restaurant after visit to Garnish Island. The food was quite good, (I had bangers and mash) but I thought this place in Kenmare looked much more interesting!
We did some more shopping in Kenmare, and then came back to Sneem. There was a big party going on at the pub in Sneem, but Bud and Mike conked out as soon as we got back. Good thing we had some bread and cheese for dinner!
Then again, this fellow might've delivered us a pizza if we'd asked nicely.