winter in tralee, what to do in winter in tralee
TOP 5 TRALEE WINTER WARMERS
Well its here again. Sub zero temperatures are on the way, and its time to plug in the electric blanket.
Don’t despair though. there is always an upside.
Here is our top five favourite things about the winter.
And even if we say it ourselves, we have the best open fires in the town.
the amount of times we are asked by customers,
” Is it real”, to which I invariably reply
“Everything here is real”!
There is a real comfort in a fire. I think it goes back to our basic instincts.
We are very lucky here in The Grand, that we have three open fireplaces
which provide a haven for passers by. Modern hotels tend to favour the artificial
‘fire display’ heaters instead, which are effective, but hardly as attractive.
Be it in Tralee town park, or along the canal, it is a great pleasure to walk in the winter
Picture the scene. You have your warm coat, hat & gloves and winter boots on.
It is dry but cold and you can see your breath.
The ground underfoot is crunchy from frost and your nose is red.
You have to walk briskly to keep warm. But the air is crisp and everything looks clean.
Whether its a Mug of Steaming hot chocolate, or a Hot Port
a hot drink on a winters day is delicious. The possibilities are
endless. Hot brandy, Baileys coffee or a bowl of homemade soup
and freshly baked brown bread and Irish butter. Hard to beat.
With those of us with the less than perfect bodies, the clothes associated
with the winter season can come as a relief. Gone are the skimpy tops
and bikinis of the summer months, and on go the cardigans and
coats of the cooler months. Just as stylish, but not as figure revealing!!!
And which of us does not look forward to wearing your favourite pair of boots.
And you can’t forget the endless accessories, gloves, mittens, scarfs and hats.
Yes, winter fashions definately make it into my top 5.
The change in the landscape
Okay, I know, its hard to beat the scenery in Kerry in the summer. But on a dry winters
day, the change in the landscape has its own beauty. Yesterday, I went walking with some
friends and was struck by how the winter had changed the surroundings, be it the tree
devoid of leaves, or the holly bush full of berries, or the orange glow coming off the
mountains as the sun went down. There was an air of mysticism and magic.
so thats it!
My Top 5 Winter Delights
The Winter Walker