I took a train to Cobh, a half hour from Cork City. What a lovely little town with a beautiful harbor. The harbour itself reminds me of Newport Beach but with a lot more age to it. I went to the cathedral which stands above, towering over the town. I had read that there was a castle but couldn't see one anywhere. Turns out the only thing left from the castle is a tower that is not easily seen.
I had breakfast at Gilbert's. A nice cafe' with some vegetarian dishes. The Irish eat a lot of bread, scones and butter. Not a whole lot of fruit so far. I did manage to get some FRESH squeezed orange juice and found some strawberries at the Farmer's Market.
Farmer's Market was down by the pier. I took pictures of some of the stands and the flowers around town. There are flowers everywhere and I mean everywhere. They're very well maintained too.
Went back to Cork for a late lunch at Liberty Grill in the heart of the city. There were several vegetarian option. I had a nut burger made from cashews and hazelnuts. I must say, it was delicious.
Enjoy the pictures, they speak better then I write for now. Still lagging a bit from the time difference. Tomorrow, Cork.....stay tuned!
Cork tomorrow.....stay tuned!