May 8th, 2004

The BKM (an Intel acronym for “Best Known Method”) for getting vacation time on assignment is to go early, since it can take weeks to get passwords and other computer resources. So that weekend, we headed to Cork, via Waterford. We toured Cork and Cobh - a town just a short train ride from Cork known for the docks from which famine ships left for New York City.

Naas (pronounced "nace"), on the way to Cork.
Carlow (pronounced "carlow"), on the way to Cork.
Ships along the quays (pronounced "keys") in Waterford.
Random building in Waterford.
Irish countryside between Waterford and Cork.
Sea views along the road to Cork.
When not hemmed in by hedges,... can see the countryside.
Looking back on Waterford.
The Wicklow mountains north of the road to Cork.
Irish "mountains" (pronounced "hills" :-).
Sea and cows.
Modern road to Cork.
Big ship in Cork.
A main street in Cork.
Hills over Cork.
Cobh (pronounced "cove").
The cathedral in Cobh.
Climbing the hill to the cathedral.
The cathedral-retaining wall.
Stack of cottages going down the hill from the cathedral.