Friday, January 22, 2010

I've been a bit slow updating the blog, as I've been helping Ian out at Gortbrack building a new polytunnel - this is a monster double span tunnel of 300 square metres! It hasn't been easy as we've had to contend with all the melting ice and snow, with some added rain in between. Pictures to follow....
So all the snow has disappeared, but not before Andy, Gary and I had a big hike towards Mount Brandon for a snowboarding session. Andy drove his trusty Landrover past Clahane and Teer as far in to the mountains as possible, and then we walked up from there. It was amazing being able to see the sea around Brandon Bay and over past Brandon Head whilst boarding! We had one quick run, and then headed towards the highest point - we got to a really steep section, and were having trouble even getting up ( apart from Andy with his snowshoes ) and then looked up to see an old Kerry farmer and his dogs looking over the top of the mountain at us! He was just wearing his old woolly hat and jacket, and said he'd just gone out for a walk...it could only happen around here.....The ride down was well worth the hike, great snow, and fantastic views. What a buzz to be snowboarding around here....

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