The Whelans enjoying another lovely Friday evening at the Cobblestone pub.
I galloped down to the Cobblestone tonight to hear my favorite set of the week. The Friday 7:30-9:30 group includes singers as well as instrumentalists. This week the Whelans were there, so I had friends to chat with.
It’s bright and cheery in the musicians corner during the evening this time of year… the sun stays up in Dublin until ten pm. And it raises before five am! We are so far north.
…all in one place.
Fergus sang two fabulous songs while I was there.
And we even a guest singers tonight.
Along with the wonderful musicians…
…who grace the pub on Friday nights.
And keep us tapping along.
These days, the sun doesn’t set until ten pm…
…on nearby Manor Street in Stoneybatter.
Clouds were rolling in under the setting sun in Dublin at 5:31 PM. By 5:35, the sky was gray.
Dramatic bridge that spans the C&D Canal at Chesapeake City, Maryland. This image is from Wikipedia.
Headed to the eastern shore of Maryland by auto last night, Dave and I enjoyed spectacular evening sky. The vibrant pink and purple Pennsylvania sunset melted into a jacquard pattern of clouds illuminated by a bright, shiny, and very-full moon. Unfortunately, my iPhone didn’t do the sky justice from the window of Dave’s truck.
Along the way we stopped for dinner at the Bayard House along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in Chesapeake City, Maryland.
The picturesque town is fully decked in Christmas cheer.
While we ate, we had the thrill of seeing a large cargo ship — the type that delivers new cars to the Philadelphia area — pass under the bridge spanning high above the historic city and the wide canal. This canal “is one of the few fully sea-level shipping canals in the world. The original C & D Canal was built privately in the 1820s, and it opened for business in 1829” according to the PennWays website.
A full moon brightened our drive along the highways of Pennsylvania and Maryland last night.
Winterfest of Lights in Chesapeake City.
General store in Chesapeake City.
Entry of the Bayard House restaurant.
Some of the gorgeous Christmas decorations in the Bayard House restaurant.
Dave found us on the map.