|The cafe near Coumenoule|
|The lush Montbretia hedgerows of the Dingle Penninsula|
|The Surf School in Inch|
|Mr Orange Shorts in Coumenoule|
Does all this orange clash horribly with the foxglovish purples on this page? Yes…… but it goes nicely with the new Blog Awards badge which you will find there on the sidebar! Thanks for the nominations in the Best Photography Blog and Best Great Outdoors categories. Here’s to night out on the town if the whole shebang shakes down in my favour. Congratulations to all the other wonderful Irish Bloggers who were also long listed, I nominated a few myself.
Once you keep an eye out for orange it is uncanny how often you will then see it. Last week on the annual jaunt to Kerry it was there in the quirky cafe on the a cliff above Coumenoule on the Dingle Penninsula. We had breakfast of Rhubarb Tart and Cream like your Granny used to make, at the table of your dreams, with a view to die for. In case you are wondering what it is called, there is a sign which simply says CAFE…….
You could also easily die in the crashing waves on the beach there! The call of the wild Atlantic seems to outweigh any fear and the water’s edge is dotted with risk takers of all ages. I stopped swimming enthusiastically in Coumenoule a number of years ago when I took a thrashing in a washing machine like three waves in a row. Be sure to keep a close eye and a tight grip on your offspring, or cut a dash in orange shorts……
Those orange flags are of the Surf School in Inch where we usually manage to get a swim on the way home from the west. But most of all the endless bulging hedgerows of Kerry, a blaze of orange in the late summer with the beautiful wild flower Montbretia absolutely everywhere…..magic……