Anyways, it’s nearly 1100 here & Gered is on his way to collect me & bring me south to Wayne’s place. I’ve had my dip in the Indian this morning & taken a few photos of Cottesloe. After my swim yesterday I slept most of the afternoon & then mingled with the locals in the Hostel… Lots of Paddies – mostly from Donegal, although a few from Dublin & Kilkenny. Also a mad cap POM from the Lake District who spent the entire evening trying a Southern Irish accent, much to my mirth & much to the angst of the Dubbers…
Have to say it’s no wonder these people win more Olympic Medals per capita than anyone else… they’ve got public gyms on the grass beside the beach – chin up bars, step up stuff… everyone uses the beach but no one sun baths by the look of it (lack of Ozone the main reason).
The place is beautiful, and although a clear blue sky & rich blue ocean could be anywhere, it’s still lovely. The white sand also makes it pretty cool. It’s easy to see why some people stay. Chatting to one guy who’s not been back to Dublin in 15 years… and a lassie who left Kilkenny for a two week holiday in England, ended up there for 8 years & now is on a 2 year tour of Australia.
Not sure I could do it myself… it’s just a touch too far from home for that carry on… but maybe in a few years, when I’ve nothing to hold on to in the home place a few years out here in old age might be nice… besides, if I didn’t come home, I’d not see wee Norn Iron qualify for the Euro’s in ’08!!!
Anyways, I’ll drop you a line soon.
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