Monday mornings mean a five-minute walk to Bake Café for a cup of tea and to blog about my weekend. This past weekend I took my first adventure down to Waterford and got to visit fellow victory scholars, Maria and Michael. I was so excited to get to see around their area. One of my teammates, Meg, drove previous scholar Alyssa Velles, and myself down so we did not have to deal with the bus just yet. On Sunday, one of Maria’s teammates took us all around Waterford and showed us different places that only the locals tend to know about. It was cool to have her showing us around because without her we would never have seen or have been able to find some of the places.
The first place she took us was to Dunmore Beach, a little beach tucked away back in the country of Waterford. While there, some people were getting into the freezing cold water and I couldn’t help but think they were crazy. Noting that they all had wetsuits just goes to show how cold the water was. The roads we took getting to the beach definitely made me feel like I was in Ireland. Some of the roads so narrow that they could only fit one car. When another car is coming one of the cars has to back up to an eventual pull off to allow the other to pass.
Our second stop was Dunmore East town. It was a little fisher’s town and had a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. Since Carlow is more inland, it was nice to get out to the shore and see the view. Of course the view allowed for so many great pictures as well so my parents were very happy about that!
After we left there, we went into the city to the Harvest Festival and walked around for a bit. There were so many food stands and everything looked so good! I ended up being so overwhelmed that I did not actually get any food there but it was still such a nice time just walking around looking at all the dfferent things.
We then started to make our way back to Carlow after the festival just in time to get everything ready for the week. It was a great time this weekend getting out and exploring another part of Ireland, while also getting to see some friends. I can’t wait to go out and see more of this beautiful country soon!