Glandore

More basking sharks spotted on the passage to Glandore, always special.  The mackerel are getting bigger too!  Great sailing along the Irish Coast with the sun still shining.  Glandore harbour looked particularly inviting with the large estate houses and rolling green lawns down to the water.

More basking sharks spotted on the passage to Glandore, always special.  The mackerel are getting bigger too!  Great sailing along the Irish Coast with the sun still shining.  Glandore harbour looked particularly inviting with the large estate houses and rolling green lawns down to the water.

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Glandore Homesteads
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Some of the Days Catch

Chatted to a local once we were anchored who came past in his dingy after being out to see the basking sharks.  It was great to meet Shaun and after a great chat (he had visited Australia the year before) I offered him a couple of mackerel from the days catch only to learn he ran the local fish smoke house, therefore his own unlimited supply! He invited us up the next day for a tour and look which was fantastic and we also came away with a very generous gift of Union Hall Smoked Goods – delicious!!!

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Drombeg Stone Circle

The following day after a long hike to the Drombeg Stone Circle (the signs said 3 miles but it was more like 3 miles to the turn off which was 5 miles from the site!!).  Not sure why but Phil insists on visiting any neolithic stone circles within a 100km radius of where we are, and these disturbingly seem to becoming more regular.  I must admit to finding the majority of them quite uninteresting.  I admire the aesthetics of some of the formations depending on the surroundings, but think the story boards and history of them to be quite a lot of made up bull.  They are really just guessing what they are, when they were created, and how they were created as there is no real way of knowing – its all made up and really quite boring, I find the journey of getting to them better the actual formation in most cases.

Later in the afternoon we found ourselves a great table at the pub overlooking the river and watched the local small boats race (including our new mate Shaun) and then watched yachts similar size to us cross the finish line in front us after having raced from Kinsale.  We made friends with some from the race and ended up at the local yacht club for a BBQ dinner with everyone.

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Watching the Small Boats Race
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Prime Viewing Position for the Captain

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