On the other hand ... lunch in a recently opened Beer Garden was a delight! Not a blade of grass or a plant to be seen ... but that will change ... just very comfortable chairs and beer barrels ... and a super metal sculpture of a cockerel.
So a pleasant afternoon pottering around, taking pictures and generally enjoying Carlingford.
The Thirteenth, today, has been very different.
An early start was on the cards so that I could be at the Castlewellan Agricultural Show in good time ... being another pleasant summer's day meant that the crowds would gather ... and they did!
The whole experience was fun ... looking at the sheep, watching the hens, examining the goats, enjoying the judging of cattle ... exploring some of the new tastes and produce of the island ... energy gave out long before the entire show was explored! Another fun day to add to the summer holiday 2013 album!