Left to our own devices, Travel Buddy and I took the train down to Fota Wildlife Park. A 70 acre wildlife refuge. There were not many animals there (I mean, we’re spoiled with Brookfield Zoo!), but the way the park was set up was very cool. There were few barriers and you could get up fairly close to the animals. The monkeys were out on an island making quite the racket, and for some reason, I became obsessed with taking photos of Irish birds. I’ll spare you those.
No fences or barriers between the llamas and the people.
The humble Humboldt penguin:
When we were done, we had to wait to catch the train again – back down to Cobh! I found it very fun to sit and wait for a train all by ourselves in the eerie gray afternoon. Spooky. Ever read Daphne DuMaurier? I could picture her books so much better here.
Again with the “Everything’s More Fun in Ireland!”