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Dursey Island, Ireland - 28th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Mom, I couldn't believe the story of Dursey Island and its cable car!! I really had to laugh out loud - look:

Dursey Island (Irish: Baoi Bhéarra or Oileán Baoi) lies at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula. It is 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water called Dursey Sound which has a very strong tidal race, with a reef of rocks in the centre of the channel which is submerged at high tides.
The island is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car, and the only cable car which goes over sea water in Europe! Dursey has no shops, pubs or restaurants. The population is about 6 people.

And you know what - they used the cable car to bring sheep to the island some years ago!  :cyclops:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/18_DurseyI.jpg
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Moll's Gap, Ireland - 29th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

WOW - the view at Moll's Gap was amazing!!
Moll's Gap is a pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney in County Kerry Ireland. The area is a panoramic spot on the Ring of Kerry route, with views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks mountains. The rocks at Moll's gap are formed of Old Red Sandstone.
Moll's Gap is named after Moll Kissane.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/20_KillarneyI.jpg

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Ladies View, Ireland - 29th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Oh my goodness ... Glad we didn't find one!!!  :o
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/21_KillarneyII.jpg

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Muckross Lake/Lough Leane/Killarney, Ireland - 29th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

We went on a hiking tour round Muckross Lake in Killarney. The woods there must be hundreds of years old, the trees are so huuuuuge!!!
We stopped on the bridge between the Muckross Lake and Lough Leane to take a picture  :D - see below.

It's located in Killarney National Park. Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne) is located beside the town of Killarney. It was the first national park established in Ireland. The park encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, Oak and Yew woodlands of international importance, and mountain peaks. It has Ireland's only native herd of Red Deer and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland. The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats and the wide variety of species that they accommodate, some of which are rare. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/22_KillarneyIII.jpg

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - 30th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

One day, we visited the Cliffs of Moher. Mom, they are really really impressing!!!

The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region. They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres to the north.
O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien to impress female visitors. From the cliffs and from atop the watchtower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.
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Here's the famous O'Brien's Tower
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The Burren, Ireland - 30th September 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

We felt like being on the moon in The Burren, the countryside is absolutely bleak, but fantastic!

The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning "great rock") is a karst-landscape region or alvar in northwest County Clare. It is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe. The region measures approximately 250 square kilometres. It is bounded by the Atlantic and Galway Bay on the west and north, respectively.
A small portion of the Burren has been designated as Burren National Park. It is one of only six National Parks in the Republic of Ireland and the smallest in size (15 km²).

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Of course, we visited the famous Poulnabrone Dolmen.
Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBrón in Irish meaning "hole of the quern stones") is a portal tomb in The Burren, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC to 2900 BC. The dolmen consists of a twelve-foot, thin, slab-like, tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, which lift the capstone.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/28_BurrenIV.jpg

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near Galway, Ireland - 1st October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

From Galway we went out to the beautiful Connemara. On our way to Clifden, we found another Geocache  ;)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/29_Galway.jpg

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Lough Inagh, Connemara, Ireland - 1st October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Another cache at Lough Inagh. This place was very very windy!!!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/32_ConnemaraIII.jpg

Look, BamBam's label was flying in the storm :o
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/33_ConnemaraIV.jpg

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Connemara, Ireland - 1st October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Mum, I LOVE THE CONNEMARA!  :D The landscape is absolutely stunning!!!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/30_ConnemaraI.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/31_ConnemaraII.jpg

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near Clifden, Ireland - 1st October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

We found the place where British aviators Alcock and Brown landed the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified World War I Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Clifden. The Secretary of State for Air, Winston Churchill, presented them with the Daily Mail prize for the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 'less than 72 consecutive hours'. There was also a small amount of mail carried on the flight making it the first transatlantic airmail flight. The two aviators were awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) a week later by King George V at Windsor Castle.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/34_AlcockI.jpg
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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland - 2nd October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

On our last day, we visited the famous Kylemore Abbey.
Kylemore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na Coille Móire) is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/36_Abbey.jpg

It was an absolutely fantastic trip through Ireland and we had a lot of fun and impressing experiences there.

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My Host's Home - Mönchengladbach, Germany - 3rd October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Hey Mom, we're safely back in Mönchengladbach.
Miss you  ;)

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Post Office, Düsseldorf, Germany - 11th October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Today, we had to say goodbye to BamBam, who's travelling home  :(

After some really BIG hugs...
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... he climbed into his envelope. Bye bye!!!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/bye%20BamBamIII.jpg

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My Host's Home - Mönchengladbach, Germany - 18th October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Hi Mommy,

I'm doing good  :D
We are expecting guests tomorrow and hostmum asked NoMi and I to help her with the planning of the menu.

We are planning to bake Soda Bread because we tasted it in Ireland and liked it very much. Look, you can find recipes in the internet
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/cookingI.jpg

And we are going to cook a pumpkin soup - it's pumpkin time here  :p. We found a yummy recipe!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/cookingII.jpg

We wrote down all ingredients we'll need for the dinner
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/cookingVI.jpg

Let's check if we have everything we need.
We'll definitely need sharp knives to carve the pumpkin! Yes, they are here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/cookingIII.jpg

Hey, we don't need to buy ginger for the soup, it's already there. And some fruit for the dessert  ;)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/cookingIV.jpg
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So, we're going to the supermarket now. Will update you later with some cooking news :o

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My Host's Home - Mönchengladbach, Germany - 28th October 2012

By: Tom+Jerry

Hi Mummy,

Halloween is just around the corner and we prepared some pumpkins yesterday!!! Look - here they are before we started:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/pumpkin.jpg

Then we scooped them out. This was very laborious  :o Look at our tools and the waste:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/pumpkin3.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/pumpkin2.jpg

BUT THEY LOOK FANTASTIC, DON'T THEY!!!?  :D
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57082259/TV%20Fotos/2012%20Toy%20Voyagers/Verlinkt/pumpkin4.jpg

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