Saturday, September 14, 2002
We travel to Ireland's second major city, Cork. Maps and an ISDN modem are purchased. Lots of shops! Large usual
shops as found in the UK: Virgin, HMV, Waterstone's,
M&S and well as lots of small competing local shops.
We decide to search for the missing cat. An hour's rummaging through the
shrubbery and walking around the neighbouring field - no result. We assume
Sebastian wants his
freedom. Judith is strangely optimistic about his return. Maud enjoys the extra fuss.
The pub near Ballineen was not doing food this evening.
The Indian in Bandon is distinctly average. South Indian Thali turns out to be a couple
of breakfast bowls of curried vegetables. The waiter is friendly enough -
smiling when he cannot understand us. He smiles all the time.
I try Dessy's Bar in Ballineen. The large lounge is empty. The bar full of middle aged drinkers watching greyhounds racing in Lycra on the TV. Only slightly surreal. Guinness is fine!
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