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Dursey Island Cable Car
OK, blogging isn't really my thing and it's nearly two years since my last post! I've even managed to move country in that time!

Now living in Cork, Ireland, I am getting a chance to put my new Nikon D7100 to the test.
The new camera is great, and I'm very pleased with the results so far, but I'm still getting to grips with the controls and getting to grips with driving in Ireland!

I have spent the day on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork, and I am now sitting in the Hungry Hill Lodge at Adrigole which is a wonderful place to stay. A great campsite and hostel with fabulous owners to make your stay as pleasent as possible.

This area is spectacular and the beach at Allihies reminded me of the beautiful landscape of The Isle of Harris in Scotland. I 'm looking forward to capturing more of the Irish landscape over the coming months.

Getting into a small wooden cable car to cross onto Dursey island was one of the highlights of today.
Made even more special when one of my French companions shouted with delight as a dolphin swam underneath us in the beautiful blue sea. A return visit to Dursey is already planned to explore more of this magical place.
I'm glad the livestock don't use the cable car any more. The cows used to get priority for the crossing, one at a time in the small hanging wooden box, and the hole in the floor to allow easy cleaning has now thankfully gone. In the past a wooden cover was laid over the hole when cleaning wasn't in progress.

I hope to update the website over the next couple of weeks with some photos from the last year in the UK and of course some images from County Cork.

Ireland is wonderful and I'm still singing shape-notes, now as a local with the fabulous Sacred Harp Singers of Cork!