Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The last port of the Titanic
Well, today we arrived at COBH. The port for Cork, Ireland. Well, we don’t have to think about it because we are not going back across the North Atlantic, but this was the last port the Titanic visited before it hit that iceberg. Today we took a bus to Blarney, home of Blarney Castle ( we seen it from afar), and traveled through the countryside and found it extremely interesting and beautiful. Ireland up until the last year was the shinning star economically in the European Union and it shows with the beauty of the homes and the countryside. The country side is so lush and green with lovely rivers and streams flowing everywhere. Although it was a cool and windy day, we managed it very nicely and even had time for some Coffee and great scones (best I have ever tasted) at a café in Blarney. We visited Blarney woolen mills and did a lot of looking but not much buying. Tomorrow the port of Falmouth where we are taking a tour to a small fishing village on the south England coast.