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First week is over

Meanwhile the first week of vacation is over. Yesterday, I arrived at Baltimore, Co. Cork. The small village located in the south west is famous for its medieval lighthouse, called “Lots wife”. Today I left the car and made a daytrip to Cape Clear Island. From Baltimore, you can reach the island by ferry in about one hour.

Weather was a bit unpleasant, even for Ireland. The wind was calm, but we had rain the whole time, and visibility was at about 3 miles, giving no chance to spot the Fastnet Rock and its famous lighthouse.

Nevertheless, Cape Clear Island is an interesting place to be. The people are a bit more open-hearted and affectionate then on the mainland, pace of living is even more quietly and placid. And only a few tourists. On board, next to the crew and myself, there were: A preast, a nurse, a farmer, a cow and a fridge. Routine on Irelands coast.

But for sure, living in such a remote place is not always easy. Nearly everthing has to be brought here by boat, and there is no real ferry one can use with a car. That’s why cars are used here, until they literally fall into pieces. Rearmirror? Why should we look back? Headlamps? Completely overrated! Horn? Without carburetter, everyone will hear us anyway.

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