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  • Day13

    Heron’s Cove

    June 14 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    To say that we have found paradise, is an understatement. This delightful B and B is tucked away on a cove. A tale of two pictures! One after the tide goes out - such dramatic tide changes in many of these towns. Boats lay on their side until the tide come back in. Never will we complain about low tide again! At least we can get boats out whenever we want. Haven’t seen our buddy, the blue heron here yet but we’ve spotted him in other spots over last few weeks.
    The B and B owner isn’t here this week but the restaurant chef, Irene, is in charge and has been so nice to us! She has prepared some amazing meals and accommodating us as we finished up our isolation period for Covid. Checked in with the local chemist in Dungarvan after we did a random home Covid test, mostly due to a scratchy throat and cold symptoms in both of us. Nothing serious but we figured we should check. So we were both positive. The chemist (equivalent to Pharmicist in US but can prescribe some meds and treat minor illnesses) suggested that we probably had an atypical presentation with the GI bug we had last week. He said that Ireland’s rule is 7 days from the onset of symptoms to isolate. Fortunately, we have been doing a lot of outdoor sightseeing and driving ourselves. So that is what we have continued. A quick check in with our driver, Pat, and all is well with him. Larry rolled through with just a bit of stuffiness, Eileen developed a cough that is just annoying. Fortunately, the weather has been beyond beautiful and outdoor dining and beer gardens have made this a lot easier! We also had already planned a lighter, relaxing few days in West Cork, so that’s what we have done. As in the US, outdoor dining has become popular in the post Covid world. Unfortunately, a lot has changed in the post Covid world here but that will be for another post.
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    Traveler

    I love these pics. The tide thing is crazy! I’m sorry you all are under the weather, I remember my upper respiratory thing I got our 2nd week and a visit to the chemist. If you are not coming home, just let me know and we will take your house LOL

    6/15/22Reply
    Traveler

    Ha! Kelly and Tim might fight ya for it!

    6/16/22Reply

    Will your covid diagnosis give you the extra week there that you were hoping for? lol [Marilyn]

    6/16/22Reply
    Traveler

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it. Larry is thinking maybe witness protection would allow him to extend our stay?

    6/16/22Reply