Thanks to Diarmaid Murphy of the Fish Kitchen.
|Windy, even inside the harbour wall.|
|From the hotel. The bay looked more benign an hour or so before the trip.|
See the green fields of Whiddy and, beyond, the mountains of the Beara peninsula
|Homeward bound - the Whiddy ferry|
Plan was to do full circle around Whiddy and get close to the liner over in Glengarriff. But, with the rib hopping off the incessant waves, discretion was the better part of valour so we turned and ran alongside the town side of the long island, meeting the ferry again on its return trip. We saw the local pub, the Bank House.
|The Whiddy local|
Of course, one of the major historical events in the bay came with the Wolfe Tone attempted invasion in 1796. Unsettled by this, the British ordered the construction of three forts on the island and these were pointed out to us in their hilltop locations.
|Cruise liner Astoria in the bay|
|Mussel farmer at work. Eagle Point in the distance|
|Bantry, with the Maritime Hotel on right.|
|The Blue Cliff|
Read all about our dinner at the Fish Kitchen here.
|Reckon this guy would fancy a mussel|
|The Blue Harvest. The mussels farmed here are Blue Mussels.|