Sunday, March 19, 2006

A break in Cork

On Friday we drove down to County Cork and only got stuck in 2 traffic jams on the way caused by St Patrick's Day parades. After a good home-cooked meal on Friday night the men retired to watch goodness-knows-what on TV and us 2 gals got stuck into a couple of bottles of wine in the kitchen. Just the way it should be :-)

The weather on Saturday was miserable - foul gale-force winds sent icy needles through whatever protective clothing we wore and heavy clouds dimmed whatever sun might have made an attempt to get through.
Nonetheless, we drove off to a little town called Kinsale, along the south coast, and ate ourselves silly on huge helpings of fresh seafood.

Hubby had mussells...
...but I couldn't say no to the prawns.

I managed to get in a few photos on our drive on Saturday, braving sub-zero temperatures and howling gales to bring you these from in and around the Kinsale area.
You can take a peek at the best of them on Flickr.

In the South of the land is a place called Kinsale,
a quaint seaside village where one can drink ale
in a pub just like this one, away from the storm
that rages outside, till the wee hours of morn.

Of course the sun came out today, the day we left. Murphy's law eh? Well, this is Ireland after all!


Spookie the Warrior said...

Sounds like you had a good time - despite the cold. I love prawns too, and these look really yummy. Lovely photos too, "brrrr" I can see the cold.

anne said...

Oh these two pictures are making me so hungry...
Sounds like a good weekend, weather or not.

angel said...

that seafood looks DIVINE dahhhlink!
glad you had a lekker weekend!

beadinggalinMS said...

yummmmie seafood! :)

jason evans said...

Dear Lord, look at those prawns!! Very nice. (Although a bit vicious looking. Did you have to fight them for the right to eat them?)

Terri said...

Spookie - 'brrr' is right. You have NO idea!

Anne - Actually the restaurant said I could eat for free if I posted those pics on my blog, in order to entice new customers to their premises. Hm, I wonder if they meant for me to put up the name of the place too...

Angel - Divine indeed, Doll!

Beads - And they even had chocolate for dessert but I was to full by then, lol!

Jason - Truthfully? I was a little intimidated when they arrived in front of me - someone else had to break the ice by ripping the first head off for me. Sheesh, all that evolution and we're still ripping heads off giant insects to eat them, lol!

Jeff said...

Nice photos, Terri. My luck, one of those buggers would bite me back! lol

beadinggalinMS said...

Terri you soo funny. When shrimp is in season here I am always buying them. I had to learn to rip their heads off, peel them and take out the mud vein. I had no one to show me so it was trial and error at first. Now it is no big deal. :)

Rule #1 when eating out make room for chocolate desserts..heehee well that is my rule. :)

Terri said...

Jeff - lol! That's exactly what I thought... never mind that it was a little unnerving having my food watching me from the plate!

Beads - hehe, glad u find me amusing. I think I will have Rule #1 tattooed on my hand for future reference. Sounds like great advice to me!

whatalotoffun said...

Prawn is such a nice dish now I am hungry. Hope you enjoyed your weekend sounds like it.

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Mussels and prawns look delicious! I am going out to buy me some right now... no kidding!

Ben O. said...

Dude, that seafood looks great. I miss seafood. Denver, Colorado is about as far from the sea as you can get.

At least we have mountains.

Ben O.

Terri said...

whatalotoffun - Ja, they have that effect on people ;-)

chitty - so.. how were they?

ben - mountains are good too. I like mountains. What one needs is a place with mountains AND sea, eh?

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