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Yesterday, we got our deliveries done early and then took time out to go and see the Tall Ships in Waterford.  And it was a beautiful day for it too!

Although the sky was cloudy it was warm and dry!

Crowds on the Quays

Well done to the organisers of the event – everything was so well thought out.  As we arrived on the outskirts of Waterford City we were directed to a Park & Ride venue.  €10 for the car – there were just the two of us, but it didn’t matter how many people were in the car.  Then there were lots of buses to ferry you into town – and the charge included the programme of events!  Now that was good value.

Even at 11 am there were lots of people about. (Was this because people are on holiday, or am I being cynical by thinking that it is because so many people are out of work?)

We had left home early so first stop was to find breakfast!  There was a huge array of food providers on both sides of the quays. We started at the city side, and eventually opted for an organic sausage in a local ‘bla’ from the Savage Sausage Company.

It was a good decision. I know some will think we’re crazy… going to Waterford and eating sausage… when we can have our own any day!  But hey, we like to support our competitors too and especially those who are doing things the right way!  Call it Market Research!

Organic Sausage in Waterford Bla

While we ate ‘breakfast’ we sat and watched the world go by, while also looking at some of the other stalls and what they had to offer.  There was some other good stuff about, but there was also some horrendous stuff!  I think we have maybe become a little paranoid about how, where and what way our food is prepared – but the labelling and ‘wording’ used to describe some products is just so deceiving!  I know the marketeers would probably say it is all about perception… but deception just isn’t right!

Tall Ship

We walked all along the quays and admired all the boats, big and small. We even spotted this one – which has now been handed over in trust to the Whale & Dolphin Society!

Celtic Mist

As we were going to have to carry stuff with us for the afternoon we resisted temptation at the Ardkeen Marquee and only bought a couple of bits – some of Barron’s Spelt Bread and some spices from Green Saffron.  We also found a lovely creamy cheddar from Co. Limerick!

Cheese, spice and bread

In the afternoon we wandered back to the other side of the quays where the really big boats were!

Tall Ships

Gleaming brass gangtry

More tall ships

Tall Ships

Columbian Flag

And then of course there was the ‘fun’ fair.  I can’t see what’s fun about this!

Yes, they are hanging upside down!!!!!!!

Our final stop, before hopping onto the bus back to the car was at The Organic Kitchen for one of Orla and Sean’s burgers and a cuppa!  Well worth the stop… and what great value (€6.00 for all that organic goodness!).

Clanwood Organic Burger

We don’t do ‘Fast Food’ but both these treats were worth the money!

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