Season opens at Camillaun Lodge

So the new reality of running a B&B during Covid 19 has kicked off. We have made all the recommended changes to our operation while still retaining the homely feel of the place. I have a nice cert from Faite Ireland saying I have received training and am compliant with Covid 19 protocols. I hope…

A sweltering end to May

Before we leave May the summer has arrived in glorious fashion and it has coincided with the Bank holiday – well that’s probably a first. Whats more, instead of being flat out looking after our guests we have the entire house to ourselves and the lake to the locals. So I headed out at dawn…

Storm Hinders Angling 23rd May 2020

Well for the past two days we have been battered by high South Westerly and Westerly winds. The garden has taken a battering and leaves that are only a few weeks old litter the ground. Christopher’s cat, a new resident, was puzzled to discover a strange ‘animal’ in the garden with hair, feathers and moss…

15th May 2020 – Mayfly

The mayfly is up and finally the ‘Maybush or Whitethorn’ is in flower, but the lake is strangely quiet. Yes, most people are holding steadfast to the movement restrictions initially just 2km from home and for the past week 5km. You are allowed a short period of exercise and some people with close access to…

The Dreaded Virus March – May 2020

In the early months of the year we were undergoing preparations for the forthcoming 2020 season. Painting in the house was planned and completed and a bit of a milestone birthday celebrated a year late in the beautiful French Alps. We were planning returning and concentrating on getting everything ‘shipshape’ for the new season.Shortly after…

New Year 2020

Sri Lanka Our holiday in Sri Lanka took us from the coast to the highlands and back again. We enjoyed some beautiful safaris and saw extraordinary wildlife. We hiked to Worlds End and then took on the famous Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak, a tough pilgrimage normally undertaken by lamplight at night. Up to 6,000…

Christmas 2019

Exploring Sri Lanka Christmas 2019 saw us head East for one of the few occasions to reunite with travelling Christopher who was returning from 4 months travel and we met in the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. This is a wonderful country boasting many legacies to the old colonial days when the influence of England…

Winter Shortened by GAA Bonanza

Well as the winter comes we must bring home all the boats and tidy everything away for the next season. Its a busy time as the days shorten and the winter always seems long. Not this year, Oughterard’s Intermediate football team went on a winning spree that saw them put in some amazing performances and…