Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Watery Wednesday - Across Bantry Bay to Ilnacullin

Still in Ireland for Watery Wednesdays in March--photos from a gardening tour. This week it's County Cork and scenes of Bantry Bay which we crossed by ferry to see Ilnacullin, a famous garden and historic site on Garinish Island. This is the first view of Bantry Bay coming off the Ring of Kerry:
At the holiday town of Glengarriff we boarded a ferry in the harbor for a short trip across the bay:
A bonus for the trip--a seal colony on one of the small islands in Bantry Bay. Did you know that seals actually bark?

Another view of Garinish Island:
This is the Italianate garden at Ilnacullin with its graceful reflecting pool:
Come back on Friday and I'll show you some fabulous flower-covered fences/walls in gardens at Ilnacullin.



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13 comments:

Judy said...

I am surprised at how much I like the reflecting pool! Not my usual choice at all!

Jan n Jer said...

The beauty of this place just takes my breath away! Great pictures Faye!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful, beautiful and MORE beautiful!! Loved these images. :::sigh::: wishing I was there.

Happy St. Patty's day to you too.

EG CameraGirl said...

I really hope I get to visit Ireland one day!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos and excellent and nice place. Greetings.

George said...

Thanks for taking us on your ferry trip across the bay. Your picture of the garden is gorgeous. I'll be back to see more.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shots, Faye. It is so green in Ireland isn't it. No wonder they call i the Emerald Isle!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely photos of Ireland ~ Didn't get to Kerry ~ but went to other areas ~ and loved it ~ Great photos ~ namaste ~ Carol ^_^

Thanks for coming by ~

Living Life said...

These photos look like they could be postcards! Nothing like it around these parts. How neat that you came across a seal colony!

Ann said...

We prayed last night over our Watr project. There are some people who think we should take care of our own back yard before we go to some foreign country.

Faye said...

Ann-in these modern times our back yard is much larger than we realize. That's why your work is important.

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Great shots.

Marie said...

Oh, you had an awesome visit to Ireland! I would love to go back an see the whole country in-depth. On our ten day tour we hit the highlights and it was great but it really whetted my appetite! These are beautiful photographs.