Friday, October 15, 2010

Only in Ireland

You have to see it to believe it - on the last leg of our drive around the ring of Kerry 2 weeks ago, we stopped at a dramatic sightseeing viewpoint overlooking the sea before the road sweeps down to Caherdaniel. There were a few tourists there, and also a man with his van, 2 sheep, a little dog in a basket, and a CAT. The sheep, a bit spooked, kept running toward the road, and the man kept gathering them beside him. The dog wasn't budging. And the cat seemed to be quite happy there - there were no houses nearby, just a car park, a cliff and a road. How could it be comfortable in that environment? Would it not want to be sitting by a fire instead? Maybe it's got a cosy corner in the van. I can't believe that this man brings his ménagerie there every day - as  photo opportunity for tourists. We didn't take any pictures - or we would have had to pay him, I'm sure. All this very tidy - I even saw the man sweeping sheep droppings from the car park before a coach pulled in!

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