Day 2: Do Not Disturb

They disturbed me despite the sign on the door, but I still slept a lot.

Driving from the airport yesterday, we had to stop for some hounds in the road. Shortly after was a guy with a walking stick, and around the bend a couple of riders in dressage with their horses. I can safely say I haven’t run across a hunting party while driving before.

My relocation agent showed me the house briefly, but I can’t move in for a week. Then she led me to the hotel, where we dropped off my car (that was enough left-hand driving for me!) and she took me to work so I could find my way later. The “downtown” of Kinsale has narrow streets and little in the way of traffic signs; it’s a good thing she was driving, because it was terrible to figure out who had the right of way and two cars couldn’t fit past each other in several places. But we made it, and today (Sunday) I made the trip myself, which went fine since I had to focus on driving and not on how close we were to the walls out the window.

On Saturday, I had dinner at an Italian place in town, about a ten minute walk from the hotel after I got lost for another ten (I wasn’t about to drive or figure out how to pay for parking yet).

I stayed up to a “normal” bedtime but still slept too much today, and now I’m up at night again. I made it downstairs for a little breakfast Sunday and was able to find fuel for the car (1.269 Euro per liter, which I think is over $7 a gallon? can’t believe they rented me a car almost out of fuel) and get a few snacks. Sunday’s dinner was at the Blue Haven, a yummy mushroom risotto.

And I bought wine on a Sunday, a brand that is corked at home for $9 but was €12.49 here with a screw top.

The view from my hotel room

Mom: a pay toilet!

4 thoughts on “Day 2: Do Not Disturb

  1. I haven’t been paying much attention to my feed reader lately, so I was sad to see I missed wishing you good-bye and safe journey! It’s my own fault for getting absorbed in my own little world. I hope you have a good time. Thanks for blogging about your overseas adventure. It’s very exciting to live vicariously through you!

  2. Myms: it’s smaller than Whiteland! But apparently very popular in summer and gains a lot of tourists. This is a ‘big’ small town but not a major city. Cork is 25 mins away and is the second or third largest city in the country, but is really only as populous as South Bend or Fort Wayne.

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