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Day 14 (Sept 25/19): Charlie has been seen. It is done.

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The weather is better today than yesterday. Still quite wet and grey, but not nearly as windy. The sun even poked between the clouds around mid-afternoon. It’s raining again now, but it was still nice to see the a bit of blue if even for a moment. šŸ™‚

I went out earlier with the last bits of rubbish from my stay and then went to see Charlie. Well, his statue. Unfortunately, he was being mobbed by tourists and, while I waited a few minutes to see if I could get a pic of him on his own, I eventually gave up and just snapped a pic of him with a couple of strangers.

Statue of Charlie Chaplin, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland

I should, perhaps, explain what this is all about.

Charlie Chaplin started coming to Waterville in the 1950s as a vacation spot. He loved it so much, he came back every year for 10 years. Not sure why he stopped. Perhaps age? He would have been well into his 70s by then so making the annual trek might not have been as appealing as it used to be.

At any rate, the fact that he loved Waterville has become quite a claim to fame of the place. It’s, honestly, not hard to see why he loved it. It’s a fabulous place. šŸ™‚

They even have an annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival.

So, while I am not a huge CC fan, per se, it seemed important that I take at least a bit of a gander at the statue before I leave.

Oh…I also finally figured out why I had passed by it several times and never saw it. There has always been a tour bus in front of it!! No wonder I only ever saw it before at night from behind. šŸ™‚

After my pseudo-visit to Charlie, I went to the Beachcove Cafe again for lunch. The regular guy who I’ve seen there wasn’t there, which was a bummer as I had wanted to tell him thanks for all the great meals. But the food was still great and I decadently treated myself to another slice of that walnut coffee cake. Man, it is sooooo yummy!!! No food photo today, though!

Then I came home and have been catching up on emails and starting to pack since then. The bus to Killarney is 7 a.m. tomorrow so I have to get the packing done today. If I can get at least most of it done now, I can have a relaxing dinner out this evening. And I will have to go out for dinner tonight because all my leftover perishable food has been taken out in the trash!

So this is likely my last post from Waterville. Boy, that went fast!

I have truly enjoyed it. I am going to seriously miss being able to look at the sea from wherever I am and especially being able to hear it.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the ocean has a very rejuvenating effect on me and I feel very connected to it. That has made this holiday exactly what I wanted it to be. šŸ™‚

Next up: Killarney Part 2!


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Author: heresmeg

I am an avid reader and learner who, not surprisingly, also loves to write!

4 thoughts on “Day 14 (Sept 25/19): Charlie has been seen. It is done.

  1. Lucy glad you had a great trip and lots of great memories. Safe travels home

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  2. Okay I thought you may be a fan of Charlie Chaplin. I hope you’re sharing these with John, he may be interested too. So just had a visit with Rima, she is well and asked how you were doing. I did not share much but did mention your dad and John’s dad’s passing.

    On Wed., Sep. 25, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Bits and bobs, wrote:

    > heresmeg posted: ” The weather is better today than yesterday. Still quite > wet and grey, but not nearly as windy. The sun even poked between the > clouds around mid-afternoon. It’s raining again now, but it was still nice > to see the a bit of blue if even for a moment. šŸ™‚ ” >

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    • No…not a fan. Not that I dislike him. Just neutral, I suppose. I know Rima has been following the blog, but not sure if Marie knows about it. I’ll pop her an email and she and John can check it out if they’re interested. Looking forward to seeing you next week and going to the play!!

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