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Foggy February in Fermanagh

Fortunately for me, the weather provided some convenient alliteration for the title of this post!

Our second day in Fermanagh started with a delicious breakfast, and an eerie view of the grounds through the fog.

manor house lough erne fermanagh

It did not stop us exploring however and as we headed north, continuing along the shore of Lower Lough Erne, the fog became more patchy

fermanagh day 2 2 4w (Small)

fermanagh day 2 1 4w (Small)

 Gradually disappearing almost entirely.
fermanagh day 2 3 4w (Small)

We even saw a mobile library van in Kesh – haven’t seen one of those in years!

library van 4w (Small)

 It’s been years since I stopped in Belleek, and loved the brightly coloured shops and houses which used to be typical all across Ireland.  It’s not often the betting shops are still called Turf Accountants!

belleek 2 4w (Small)

belleek 1 4w (Small)

We succumbed to the lure of the Thatch Coffee shop, which was not the tourist trap we feared, but served delicious home made apple tart by a cast iron stove.

thatch coffee shop 4w (Small) (1)

For a moment we thought the golden arch of McDonalds had reached Belleek, but instead it was Ronald’s close cousin, the McDonnells!

mcd belleek 4w (Small)

We contiuned to follow the shore of Lough Erne, stopping occasionally for a short dander to a jetty or woodland

ely lodge 1 4w (Small)

Returning via Enniskillen, the town of my birth, we were back to the hotel by mid afternoon for some rest  for some and relaxtion in the pool for others.

In the evening, the females of the family saw The Kings Speech and the males watched Yogi Bear…..and the Kings Speech was just as brilliant a second time.

So that was our full day in Fermangh. and this was probably my favourite two photos of the day

2 manor house 4 (Small)

 Thanks for joining me – my next post will include more photos from inside the hotel, especially for Andrea

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One Comment

  1. How you manage to make even not so good weatherwise photos look appealing! Sort of mysterious and lovely.

    Your daughter is very photogenic, all your children are! I like the photo of your husband on the wharf, and the shops sound like I’d love to poke around in for hours. Aren’t we all grateful for those small non-chain restaurants which serve real food?

    Lovely post – I’m sure Andrea will eat it up!


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