What an amazing trip. Visiting the rope factory was good for work and getting to see snow was fantastic.
Unfortunately I got sick on the way home thanks to people who were sick on the plane. Very typical really and not a great surprise.
Lots of work to do now to catch up and pay for this holiday. There are plenty of more places in the world I would like to see. I would also like to get back to Ireland as I really only got to see a small piece of a very beautiful country.
Well I have arrived here in Germany and spent the day wandering around the Liros factory watching how they make all our rope. There really is a lot that goes into it!
The most exciting part though is the amount of snow and fog. It is also fairly cold but a nice cold unlike Paris which was just windy and very cold.
My last day in Paris was fairly typical of the tourist.. As you will see in the photo.
My family and I once did the trip to Canberra to see snow. I know I was young but really do not remember it. So you can imagine my surpise whilst sitting on the train to Versailles I realised it was snowing outside! What made it more exciting was as I got off the train the amount increased and the sky really did look amazing. I never expected to see this in Paris. Of course this made it a little cold and wet wandering around a palace outdoors. Ok more than a little.
Versailles was amazing. Although I must say the gardens were not much after Hampton Court but I guess you can not have everything. The amount of Gold was incredible as was the hall of mirrors. Very cool indeed. Of course whilst you are there you forget to look up at the painted ceilings with all sorts of scenes from history or myth. Just to add to what you are looking at.
Never have I seen so much Gold.
Now if you do not know this place then there is something wrong. The Louvre. I only got a couple of hours to starting wandering this MASSIVE place. Yes that is the best way to describe it.
I managed to spend a bit of time with the Egyptian artifacts as I figure there are way to massive to ever visit Australia. They really are big and heavy some of those stone carvings.
I doubt I will have time but I would love to spend more time here.
Dinner tonight was lovely Brie, Lettuce and Bread. Oh so cheap after paying for the rum last night…
Well I have left wonderful Ireland to head to the METS trade show. Yes the real reason I flew 24hrs to this side of the world. I was very sad to leave Ireland but it had to be done. There were so many places I wanted to go but never got to. I will just have to go back sometime hopefully soon.
The trade show is amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Unfortunatly Cameras are frowned on so you will all just have to imagine such a very big boat show.
Anyway back to work for me.
Blue skies really do happen!
The Beautiful and haunting Kylemore Abbey.
So we are driving along when the car suddenly comes to a sudden halt (just one of many times) so that I can jump out and take a photo of something nearby.
Whilst driving along in this amazing country you can literally almost miss some of the most amazing places. You see a car stop and wonder why then realise what is happening under the bridge is an amazing amount of water rushing past.
The time here seems to be flying bye as there has been so much to see and do. Yesterday I got to see the most amazing sight in amongst the driving we came across one of the lake which looked like polished glass due to no breeze. It was surrounded by mountains and clouds. Looking just stunning as you can see.
The little house I have mentioned is not actually that little. It is just dwarfed by the hills and water surrounding it. It is a great area. The last few days have been spent in this region and I have really enjoyed that time.
We think this house is actually over a century old.
What a view. I have seriously not known when to stop taking photos and video. It really is beautiful in this area. If it weren’t so cold I could live here very easily. In fact I found a place which I will have to go and take a photo of as it is in the perfect spot. On the water at the bottom of some beautiful hills. It is spectacular. Words can honestly not describe just how amazing this region is. I have also been I believe extremely lucky as we have had sunshine for most of my time here so far. I have even been briefly in short sleeve tops! That was very briefly though.
The connection here is not fantastic so I will have to upload photos at a later stage.
I made it to Ireland
Much to my surprise I actually made it to Ireland. No thanks to the door on the plane which did not wish to leave London. It wanted to stay attached to the airport and not leave… So in the end I was about an hour late to Ireland which was not fun at all sitting on a plane.
The last two days have involved literally being driven across Ireland then lots of time again in the car to see very cool places like the Cliffs of Moher. Below are some shots. I have only just got back to where I am staying and it is 8pm! Just a bit of a long day sitting in a car to see the sights. It was worth it though. Some of the places are absolutely beautiful. On the way back stopping at a pub to watch the sunset go down over a simply beautiful bay to have a drink was a great way to finish the day. Now for dinner!