photosketchbook of a Pole in Ireland

Devil's Punchbowl Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil's Punchbowl by the Mangerton mountain in Kerry. what a name!

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Vegas visited us for two weeks, to stay over Christmas and New Year s Eve - the best gift we could ask for. So for the short time we have a puppy duo.
with the positive energy of pictured animals I wish you all the best in 2015!

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winter is coming

winter is upon us, days are cold and dogs circulate closer to the heaters. by the way, meet Quinta, our second guide dog puppy in training.

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Glengariff night Glengariff night

the extensive foliage of Glengariff on a very bright night. there are two sources of light here: the cold, white-blue light in the background is moon"s doing. the worm light on the foreground leafs comes from the windows of a house.

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Villa de la Cabin

yesterday we visited JP in his magnificent seaside mansion. what a place.

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Portrait of Cork artist Angela Fulcher.

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what goes down, must go up what goes down, must go up some point - and going up St. Patrick's Hill ain't easy. Luckily, we have our mobile phones to kill some time while we rest.

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The Cook

I caught the cook of "Seaway Invincible" in the act of preparing breakfast for his crew in the very early morning hours. we see him through a porthole from the wharf in Port of Cork.
what is a Safety Standby Vessel exactly, by the way?

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Vegas Vegas

I realised that we have Vegas for about 9 months now and there is no mention about him on the blog. about time to change it. he will not be staying with us for much longer though, soon he will commence his guide dog duties. we try not to think about this moment.
this two pictures were taken exactly two months ago, at some lake in Kerry, just after Vegas learned how to swim properly. on the second photo we can see him doing his best to impersonate Nessie.

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