Monday, May 09, 2011

Ireland - Day 2 - May 8th

Well today was another amazing day! After sleeping in to half ten, we were off to Howth (Pronounced Hout).  A harbour town on the Irish sea. It is absolutely brilliant!

Walking along the pier where the boats come in, we spotted four seals. Did you know in Spanish seals are called focas!! "Look at the little focas ma!"

Around the other side of the pier was a park for the kids to play in. They had an absolutely grand time. They even have different kinds of playground equipment for the kids.

After the park was time for lunch. Now you can't come to the harbour and not eat fish and chips caught fresh from the sea. Soo good.

After lunch we drove up to the top of the hill and went for a little hike up the cliffs to look down on the harbour.  Tell me again why I live in Winnipeg??

After Howth we went to Malahide Castle. Talk about breathtaking. It is amazing to see something so old and full of so much history. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century. 

James and Justyn were out kayaking with Aoife today, and it sounds like they had a load of fun.  We'll be coming back to Malahide to do the tour when the boys are with us.

I hope you enjoyed Day 2 as much as I did :)


  1. I am so happy you are documenting this. Very nice to hear about your experiences as they happen. Your trip sounds amazing, and I'm sure you are all having a blast together. What great memories you are creating with your family.
    Much love,
    (And yes, I probably will comment on EVERY post :) )

  2. Hi Honey, You are doing an amazing job of letting us experience your new experiences. Looks like I will have lots of photos to pick from to paint. Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy and click, click, click. Love you.

  3. Just fabulous!!! Couldnt wait to get on and check for your update..kind of like being there (for a very brief moment!)