What a title, huh? I could not decide on whether to go the “crochet” route, or the “travel” route, so I combined them! The truth is that I thought it would add a little bit of fun to my post. 🙂
I’ll start with the story about the fish. Last year I visited my young nephew while on vacation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I scored some major points after giving him a cuddly seal for his birthday. He *loved* it. He did comment though, that he had no fish to feed “Sealy”, which of course was a very sad situation. Well, it was even more sad since it took me an entire year to make some fish for him!
I wanted an EASY and free pattern and of course I found one on Pinterest. I won’t tell you how long I spent on Pinterest even after I found a pattern… Anyway, the one I used fit the bill perfectly.
If you follow that link and have a look, you will wonder if I used that pattern at all! It was an easy pattern, but I made my fish a wee bit differently than the ones by the talented lady who created the pattern. And that I am going to call ‘creativity’! 🙂
I found the eyes to be rather challenging to make. I couldn’t decide in my mind what I wanted, which is a recipe for disaster. Never the less, both fish ended up with eyes.
The older siblings of the young nephew mentioned above were visiting us this summer. They would be taking the fish back to their brother for me. I finished the fish during their visit. They don’t take long to make, it is just that I never managed to find the time to make them during the year. Deadlines seem to do the trick though, as I finished them on their last day while in the car fitting in some last minute sight-seeing! First stop: Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Our family has been to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in County Antrim quite a few times. I am not a fan of heights and have never crossed it before. But this time the weather was quite mild (read: very little wind) and I crossed with no bother at all. Not wanting 5 kids to show me up might have something to do with that new found courage…
It is well worth the walk to the bridge and crossing the bridge. The views are lovely. We were there late morning and only had a 10 minute wait to cross. The kids really enjoyed it too (they are aged 12 through 17).
After our visit to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, we visited the Giant’s Causeway. We decided to take the scenic route which involved parking about 2 miles away and following a walking trail to the Giant’s Causeway. It was a pleasant walk, especially since we had good weather.
We had a very nice visit to the Giant’s Causeway, too. The boys enjoyed searching for fish and sea animals in small ponds of water, while the girls enjoyed climbing the rock formations.
Our 2 mile walk back to the car was along the water, which was so beautiful.
We had the most wonderful time with my niece and nephew during their visit. Ireland has so much to offer and is truly beautiful. Those two fish are now in their new home in Connecticut.
I hope you enjoyed our quick visits to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Giant’s Causeway. If you ever come to Ireland they are well worth seeing in person!