Here are some photos of our last visit in County Kerry. We had every weather, from thunderstorm, to hail and snow, rain and even a few hours sunshine, sometimes all of that on 1 day!
Ein paar Fotos von unserem letzten Aufenthalt im Bundesland Kerry. Wir hatten jedes Wetter, vom Gewitter zum Hagel und Schnee, Regen und sogar ein paar Stunden Sonnenschein, manchmal hatten wir all das an nur einem Tag!
The pictures above were taken from the hotel area at Ballyroe Hights. Die Bilder oben habe ich vom Hotelareal in den Ballroe Hights aufgenommen.
Tralee and out on the country side
Photos below from Killorglin
"King Puck" a male goat is crowned king, he reigns over the town for 3 days.
There is a saying: "Killorglin, where the goat is king and the people act the goat".
This tradition started on August 10th, 1808 and was repeated every year since.
"King Puck", ein Ziegenbock ist gekrönter König, er regiert die Stadt 3 Tage lang.
Es gibt einen Spruch der besagt: "Killorglin, wo die Ziege der König ist und die Leute sich wie Ziegen benehmen".
Diese Tradition begann am 10.August 1808 und wurde bis zum heutigen Tag jedes Jahr wiederholt.
For this winter our weather frogs predicted severe weather. Well, we are still waiting for it, the same as we waited for the scorching hot summer last year, which never appeared.
You might think that it is normal that they get it wrong sometimes, but our climatologists never get it right. I can believe my own eyes better when I look out of the window, then I can trust in their predictions!
It was snowing in the West and North of the country in the past few days and there the snow even stayed on the ground because it was cold enough, but I did not see one single snow flake down here in the South East of Ireland - up to yesterday, but then the miracle happened - heaven opened and Mother Hulda shook out her feather-beds. Big snow flakes danced down from the sky, but unfortunately they disappeared immediately as soon as they touched the ground. The ferret cats which made themselves at home in our garden shed during the winter, looked curious out of the window of their house, wondering what that was. It was their first time seeing snow and they seemed to like it.
I normally would put a photo with this post, as I usually do with most of my posts, but I have no wintry picture from this year, sorry!
Once again the hot air balloons excited old and young, the show started on Monday and ended tonight. As much as I like to look at those beautiful balloons, I would not be brave enough to go on a journey in one of them.