I had a lovely Mother’s day today.
Originally I’d been roped into doing a bit of filming today for Bláthny and her friends. Unfortunately one of her friends couldn’t make it for the shoot, and the ‘movie’ had to be postponed.
As we’d nothing else planned we decided we’d head to Dunmore East, which has recently become one of my favourite places to while away a few hours.
The harbour is lovely, although it can be quite chilly, even on a warm day. Today there was enough of a breeze to make me think twice about walking the high wall that runs the length of the pier.
The girls were about to attempt it but when I told them I wasn’t jumping in after them if they blew off, they thought better of it. They posed for some photos instead.
I made my first attempt at using the bracketing on the Canon 7D to try out HDR…..without a tripod.
It’s a bit blurry and it doesn’t really look HDRish. But at least I know how to do it now so I’ll practice a bit more with it and bring my tripod with me in future.
It wasn’t long before we were all feeling the cold and we made our way up to the Spinnaker for dinner. I love the Spinnaker, and so do Ally and Bláthny, ever since we tried it for the first time last summer.
It was packed today though and when we arrived we were told that we’d be waiting for an hour and a half for a table. So we made a booking and then went down to the little beach nearby while we were waiting.
This dog kept us amused for a while. He was absolutely adorable. All he wanted was for people to throw stones for him.
Bláthny and her friend had a great time. They’ve been best friends since they were in Junior Infants in Primary School, and when we moved house seven years ago they lost touch with each other. They recently got in touch again through Facebook and have basically picked up where they left off.
After about an hour of clowning around we were all starving and made our way back up to The Spinnaker again where there was a table ready for us right beside the fire.
The food was delicious, as always.
Fishcakes (iPhone Photo)
Goats Cheese Tartlet with Roasted Veg (iPhone Photo)
On the way home we passed through Waterford and there was a funfair on the quays. I’d love to have stopped and taken some photos but we were all feeling tired so I made an attempt to get some snaps as we drove past.
The colours of the sky in the background were absolutely amazing. I’m planning on rising early tomorrow morning to make the most of what I think is going to be a fantastic, sunny day!