It’s that time of year to start contemplating a spot of a holiday.
For the last two years, we toddled over the water to France. The plan is not to go again this year. There are a couple of reasons for this – we feel like a change, and there was that rather nasty letter we got from the Gendarmerie telling us that we’re not welcome any more. How the hell was I supposed to know that you need a special permit to hunt tourists in France?
We thought we would spend a couple of weeks on home soil for a change. It is quite a while since we had a holiday here, so we felt that a change is as good as a rest.
I don’t know why, but we both fancy a trip to the Bantry area. We used to holiday a lot there and have stayed in most parts of West Cork. We even spent part of our honeymoon in Crookhaven, in the first week of February. If you can tolerate West Cork in the first week in February, you can tolerate anything.
I have lovely memories from the past. There was the day we drove from Kenmare to Glengariff and stopped to watch the Betelgeuse burn. There was the holiday we spent in Castletown and watched the planes take part in the Air India disaster. Happy days.
So I am now on the lookout for somewhere to stay. Maybe one of my readers can help?
We are very flexible in our requirements. Our basic needs are very simple.
- Must be not too far from Bantry.
- Must accept dogs.
- Must allow smoking.
- Must be within walking distance of a pub that allows smoking.
- Must be quiet.
- Must be close to shops and amenities.
- Must be reasonably priced.
- Not interested in a pool, but broadband would be nice.
There. I told you we were flexible.
Let the offers roll in……..