Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ireland/Iceland Trip, day 6: Cork, Blarney, and return to Dublin

We spent the first half of the day in Cork, shopping for Irish music and having breakfast at the lovely Farmgate Cafe perched above the English Market in downtown Cork.

Another notable stop in Cork was at the Crawford Art Gallery (no pictures).

On the way home, we enjoyed a long visit at Blarney Castle despite some serious rain.

And yes, we both kissed the Blarney Stone.

Hopefully the promised gift of eloquence will materialize shortly; Lauren's first words after kissing the stone were "Oh yeah, definitely worth thirty bucks!"  So I don't think the effect is immediate.

After Blarney, we drove back to Dublin, managed logistics around the rental car and the airport hotel, and turned in early to prepare for our morning flight to Reykjavik

Ireland was everything we'd been hoping and more, and we were excited to see what was in store for us in Iceland.