Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 7-A Test of Endurance.

Day 7 proves to be the most uncomfortable of the days so far. It rains so much that we can't possibly get dry and so we are damp and cold all day. This is very unfortunate as we visited a sheep herding demo with border collies at Joyce County Sheepdogs Remember Babe? These dogs are outstanding. So excited to work. As Roy was showing his technique, the other 5 dogs were in their pen, barking and jumping, wanting to get in on the act. Here is Roy

Roy and about 20 of his flock of sheep were in Marley and Me.

Owen Wilson spent a better part of the afternoon drinking tea with the Missus and this little girl who was 10 days old at the time

Kaylin is 2 1/2 now and had as much to say about shepherding as her father. It was raining pretty hard when the demo began, but she put on her Hello Kitty wellies and her slicker and hat. Her dad gave her a wee shepherds crook and she was off. I wanted to take a video of it all, but it was raining so hard, I couldn't risk damaging my camera.
After the demo we stopped in the local pub, had some soup and tea and drove around some more.

I barely even took any pictures, that's how bad it was out. We headed back to Galway for dinner and bed, with hopes that day 8 would go back to wind with a bit of sun.


  1. I heard an Irish comedian last week who you would have appreciated. One of his lines was about Noah and how he built the ark because it rained for 40 days and nights. "Build an ark!" he said, "Why would you have to build an ark? In Ireland, we just call that spring!"
    Hope you get to see the sun!