Tuesday, June 26, 2007

At last managed to get out windsurfing a couple of times this week. It's been blowing from the North, so went out at Dumps ( on the Maharees just near Castlegregory ) on Sunday and Monday. Sunday was pretty flat with light winds, but was out yesterday on a 4.7 metre with a few nice ramps for jumping. Water was warm as well !

Monday, June 18, 2007

Great days fishing yesterday ! Went out on our friend Mark's boat from Brandon Pier and to a spot called Sauce Creek, then around the area. Plenty of Mackerel, and Pollock, along with a selection of Cod, Coley, Conger Eel, a Dab, a Red Gurnard and a Spider Crab! Some divers were also out from the Maharees, and they had spotted a basking shark near us - unfortunately we didn't spot it, but we did see a Sun Fish, with its fin sticking out of the water. It's good to see such a selection of fish, and the water was so clear and clean.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A really hot and sunny weekend and have been helping our friend Ian build a hay/cow/donkey shed at Gortbrack, his organic farm just outside Tralee. He wanted a roof on in case there were showers and he could get some hay under cover. Job done ! Back home now as we're expecting more guests that have been walking the Dingle Way. We had four Dutch guys stay last night who were having a great time: they seemed to be laughing constantly, so it was nice having them stay.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

View of the front of our Bed and Breakfast, Moan Laur

Lovely sunny day today, so a day out in Killarney, then back home and an evenings walk along Fermoyle strand. Have just started putting some of our B&B and other photos on Flickr, so keep an eye out for more. Had some lovely guests stay last night from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, Fred and Audrey Henning. We had a trip there a couple of years ago, so we knew roughly where they were from. I think we've had more Canadian guests than any other nationality this year !

Monday, June 4, 2007

Lovely sunny day today, so out in the Organic garden. The polytunnel is starting to look really good: tomatos, cucumbers, borlotti beans all growing well, with the first signs of actual courgettes and pumpkins. Had a few broad beans and potatos which were delicious !

Friday, June 1, 2007

Hmm, trouble with foxes....there aren't too many round here as we're in the middle of sheep farming country, but unfortunately we've lost two of our ducks in the last couple of weeks. We're now left with one drake and four ducks: Maurice, Lilly, Billy, Dilly and Daffy. At least we're still getting three eggs or so a day for the B&B guests. They usually roam around all of the garden and down to the stream at the bottom, but now we're keeping them closer to the house. Anyway, they still seem blissfully ignorant!
Sorry to see old Friends Brian McDowell, his wife Jenny, and kids Bay and Flynn heading back to England after four months of sampling the high life in Ireland. They'll be back soon, probably when there's a good windsurfing forecast ! Look out for Brians tales of their experiences in Boards magazine, or look at http://www.concept-content-copy.com He's also got a blog as well - http://beachbanterbabylon.blogspot.com/ - full of good stuff !