The journey to Cork was long and stressfull to say the least. As we left the flat in Edinburgh it began to lightly snow. Ah....how romantic we thought ! then it started to snow hard.....then it started approaching blizzard conditions. We took cover in a shopping centre and grabbed a quick bite to eat. By the time we returned outside some 15mins laters though, the whole city was covered in a good 2-3 inches. Its was a beautiful sight, until we saw cars going sideways, then we remembered we had a bus to catch to the airport ..sh*t! by the time we made it to the airport we'd missed the end of check-in by 15 minutes ...and the next flight to Cork was some 10 hours later, though the weather worked in our favour- everything was grinding to a halt and they allowed us to check-in late. We departed an hour late and arrived in Ireland to beautifull conditions. Friday night was spent sampling the local brew (Guiness of course!) in some of Schull's finest public houses...saturday was spent recovering from friday night, then driving though the country taking in the breathtaking scenery around Barley Cove, Mizen Point (Irelands equivalent to lands end) and the coastal route.