So when we moved we really missed being able to go for walks in the park, and the kids playing on their favourite fallen tree stump or in the playground.
But little by little we began to explore our new area. There is Dun Na Ri forest park not to far away from us in Kingscourt, open to the pubic all year round and it has a river running through it! Our boys favourite part of the park.
They have already discovered its bridges/stepping stones and we think we have found all of its paths.
|Pic taken early last year on one of our first visits|
Then we found another one....in Bailieborough.
This one doesn't have the river flowing through it, but it does have a lake instead!
The boys prefer the river to the lake to play around but our dog prefers the lake lol
Yesterday we took a trip to it while the rain stayed away, to get the boys/dog out for a good walk.
|Rusty going for a swim!|
So while they were climbing, (or attempting to climb) I explored a bit and found these gorgeous fruit!
And of course what kinda park would it be without the good auld Blackberry?? they are here in abundance (in flower).
I think we will be back when they ripen, as the only Blackberries around us are on the main road, with the traffic fumes on them!
We wandered on (after the boys had enough of climbing) and went on the hunt for Foxgloves, but we found a field of these purple flowers instead..
Our walk took an adventurous turn when the heavens opened and the huge drops of rain threatened to drown us if we didn't take shelter. And where better to shelter than in among the trees. Now Conifers are not the best for shelter but we managed to find a good auld Beech tree off the beaten track.
This was our 'view' for the 10 minutes it rained...
While we waited for the rain to ease off, I spotted some Foxglove in among the trees right behind us!
Think a visit to Dun Na Ri is next, wellies and rain jackets on! Dont ya just love our Irish summer?
And today, as a sounvenir of our walk, I have an infected bite the size of a 2 euro coin on my left elbow!! I hate those pesky mosquito bites, but could be worse, I've only one.