Fishing Boats on the shore of Lough Mask, Ireland

Fishing Boats on the shore of Lough Mask, Ireland

Travelling to the opposite side of Lough Mask this afternoon I had my first fishing lesson. We were trying to catch trout but due to the fact we didn’t have access to a boat it was very difficult. Plus the fact I broke the rod, nearly lost the net amongst other disasters I think fishing defiantly isn’t the sport for me, I”ll stick to my photography. Once again fantastic scenery on from the shores of the Lough.

Ashford Caslte, Cong, Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Ashford Caslte, Cong, Mayo, Republic of Ireland

This evening we took the drive south to the village of Cong in County Mayo. Cong is the home of Ashford Castle, one of Ireland’s finest hotels, converted from a 13th century castle. It was built by Anglo-Norman de Bugos family after their defeat of the O’Connors of Connaught. As you can see from the photograph below this hotel is in a stunning location on the shore of Lough Corrib.

Lough Mask – Mayo, Ireland

Lough Mask - Mayo, Ireland

This morning I woke up to a beautiful sunny day in County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. Yesterday we travelled over 500 miles for over 13 hours but we finally made it late last night. I took a little walk down to the local lake (or lough as they say here in Ireland). The photograph below shows the view that greeted me, I am very lucky to be staying within 10 minutes walk from the shore of this massive and wonderful lake for the next 7 days and I’m sure I will have more interesting photographs like this one to share with you.

Central Park Pond – New York City

Central Park Pond - New York City

My last day in New York so I wanted the make sure it was the best. Did a little shopping and then dragged Mike back up to Central Park to find the pond I had seen some great pictures taken from. We were both very thankful that we made the effort as the area of the park we found was stunning (as the picture below shows). To the right of this picture was a small bridge over the pond and an ice rink.