May 18th, 2016
Today was a bit grey again but at least not raining. In the morning we went to see Enniskillen castle which was moderately interesting. There was a regimental museum with one feature that amused me – one of the maps had a diagram (relating to fleet movements) with a label of “Orkney Isles” slap over what was obviously Shetland. I hope the same person who drew the map wasn’t in charge of navigation.
In the afternoon N again informed us that Castle Coole was “about a mile away”. Again I was foolish enough to take him at his word. Again I wore the same uncomfortable shoes. Again it was at least two miles to the park entrance and then another substantial walk to the Castle, which wasn’t a real castle, but a neo-classical stately home.
Unfortunately you weren’t supposed to take pictures in the house and as they were watching me – I couldn’t. Not sure I see the rationale for banning (non-flash) photography… I’d highly recommend the tea shop – the lemon meringue pie was something else (but I can feel myself putting on weight by the moment).
Back at the moorings we have now acquired a smart card so we have mains power and can recharge everything without needing to put the engines on. Amazing the feeling of dissipated luxury this gives us….