This past Saturday through Tuesday was another edition of MCC (Munster Christian Camp), this time held in Durrow. where Faith Mission has built an incredible facilty half way between Dublin & Cork for camping and conferences. This school term break saw about 45 kids and 20 leaders attending camp and having loads of fun with solid teaching as well.
There was a half day outing to Dublin's National Aquatic Centre, and to Killkenny for bowling. This newer facility is custom built for this type of camping and the kids really look forward to it. Here's a few images of the facility:
Today is the love of my life's 60th birthday! She was not yet 21 when we were married in 1977, but she is even more beautiful today. In the image below with Rocco, who is now officially Kathy's dog after not making it through Guide Dog for the Blind training. We did not think we could keep a dog of our own due to our need to travel back to America every few years, but good friends here in Ireland WANT to keep him when we are gone... We will be back in the states from Dec through May, 2017.
We often have bright sunny days here in Kinsale, but we also often have 'close' or 'misty' days as well. This past week or two has had many more misty days than we usually get. So, I thought it time to snap a few 'fog portraits, of this famous Co. Cork tourist attraction.
If you have not been to Ireland, it is good to prepare for two or three types of weather in a single day, no matter which time of year you visit. That's wny dressing in layers is so popular - you can quckly remove a hoodie or jumper (sweater) if the sun pops out, and then you can put it back on when (not 'if') it dissaperars! Here's a "non-sunny" day photograph:
This is a fence leading to Charles Fort, just down the hill from our house. Good thing there is a fence!
27 August 1977 Kathy and I were married in Salinas, California - 39 years ago today! So, to celebrate God's countless blessings to us, we are going to have dinner at one of Ireland's most stunning restaurants! We have never been inside the Kinsale Old Head Golf Links clubhouse and restaurant, but we have been to the top of the Old Head Lighthouse, from where I took the below photographs.
This is an image of part of the golf course built on this narrow spit of land called the Kinsale Old Head, the clubhouse & restaurant are tucked into the background looking over the golf course and the lighthouse, which I'm inside of, to take this shot!
Here's a closer view of the clubhouse and restaurant - we have reservations for 7:00pm TONIGHT! Can't wait!