Well two days back from the showing in Ireland and what a week!!! we got the ferry over week past Sat around the 17th Aug, slightly choppy ride over boat gently lurching the Captain assured us that the stabilisers were on...now if its like bike stabalisers i wondered how far they stuck out on a boat!!!! arrived at Larne then 20-25 mins down the road to Belfast, little did we know what was waiting...the rain was lashing down and when we hit the new Western link in Belfast i noticed the other side of the motorway no cars or anything was coming up it we thought there must have been a bad accident due to the weather....wrong!!!! the underpass was flooded 26 feet of water no emergency services and cars on our side of the motor way were either stopping to have a look or there cars were flooded out due to the water now building up on our side...one hour later and we were going round in circles trying to dodge the water building up a Police van arrived and started diverting us out of the way of the water but to where??? no plans were in action..by this time we had interested by standers coming out of work with their brollies and actually walking among the cars on the MOTORWAY!!!! getting out of their cars in the middle of the road pandermonium!!!! two and a half hours later a journy through Belfast that usually takes minutes to get out we were still circling the place..sick fed up and weary we could not get to the original place we were going to stop over on so we headed for a travel lodge as by now it was getting near to midnight.....the city had never been in such turmoil due to flooding two new bridges collapsed and still the rain came down.
After a restful night we headed down to Clonmell show the first one on the Circuit, and usually the one where we get lost or run close to time!!! we did arrie a little bit later than we wanted and i thought i would have missed the IS class's that were on first but no i managed it and got Best Vet with Liam and graded excellent..Enya (IRWS) also got graded excellent and was placed 2nd in Champion Bitch class..met up with our Irish Pals then set off to find the cottage..eweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek more later
Hey Carol did you get over the ''Trench Foot'' I can nearly get my shoes on again after the 'webs' between my toes have gone, still haven't got all the mud out of everything, and Jas has just about stopped quacking yet. I hope that it will be better next year......I think that I and the rest of us that Keep going back must be mad, still will probably be there again next year..... All the best Dee and the girls