Phew, what a couple of weeks! It was Caitlins birthday last week, and despite a few showers in the morning, the skies cleared and all the kids who came round for her birthday party could run around outside. Of course, she was spoilt rotten! Many thanks to everyone who came and for all the presents, and especially to Tracey who helped out so much with all the work in the kitchen! She was also treated to a day out shopping with her Auntie Corinne, so came home with all sorts of sparkly clothes and shoes - delighted, of course! You'll probably see that her two front teeth are now gone, and she managed to swallow them both!
It was all go at the Dingle Aquarium yesterday, with Today FM's Ray D'Arcy visiting Dingle, and Suzanne and Katie starring on National radio, also the girls from the Seal Sanctuary. We then got a call from Suzanne saying that Humpback Whales had been spotted off of the Blasket Islands so we rushed down to Ventry for a boat trip out with Marine Eco Tours to see if we could spot them. It was a lovely evening for a boat trip, very calm ( although Rachel didn't think so - feeling a bit queasy!! ) and we had a load of Oceanworld staff on hand for expert advice, and Mike Sheeran and his crew to thank for a great trip. Luckily Rachels brother Alex, girlfriend Julie, and Corinne and Dan managed to get to come out as well. Unfortunately no whales to be seen this time, and we even bumped into Carsten who had come down from County Clare for the day hoping for a few nice shots. We did see loads of Puffins, Razorbills, Gannets, Guillimots and many other sea birds, then loads of seals, and a great show of Dolphins jumping and swimming around the boat. The views of the Blasket Islands are also fantastic. Caitlin also got to drive the boat for a while, I don't think she sat still for more than ten seconds for the whole trip -