Saturday, July 04, 2009

Sightseeing - Cork Proper!

[Kyle]The next day, we decided to have a proper look at Cork. Since we all now knew the place like the back of our hands, we were much more successful at finding what we wanted. We started with a tour of the Cork City Gaol, a vivid account of what a nineteenth century jail must’ve been like. From there, we went to the Cork Heritage Centre to look at their beautiful gardens and exhibits about the city’s history. We went back into the heart of town to the English Market, where practically every food item you could think of was for sale by somebody.

Cork Old Gaol

Cork "English Market"

Afterward, we headed to the dog track for dinner and greyhound racing. This was my first trip to a dog track ever and I had a great time. The food was very good, the races were entertaining and we won a ton of money. Well, a little money. Like people that go to Las Vegas, we completely disregard how much we originally bet when counting our meagre winnings. I guess, if you figure that in, we lost a little money. Then there was the meal, which was very good but was also one million dollars, so it turned out to be a pretty expensive night out but it was a lot of fun.

Dinner at the dogs!

When we got home, we found that the local Raymarine supplier had delivered a new autopilot motor and left it on the boat, cool!

1 comment:

Mommy Dearest said...

okay, the dog track visit and dinner does, in fact, surprise me!

For a non-gambler, you have the method of calculation absolutely correct.