Sun Galway weekend away

rainy Galwaypub dogConnemara house at coral beachconnemara coral beach Sun Ireland sports and social club members and guests enjoyed a weekend away in Galway. We bought a tin whistle and small bodhran for our music-loving little girl then we accidently found coral beach while looking for Roundstone. On the way home we visited the Ballinasloe (slow) horse show where I picked up a sextant It wasn't a bad price for a working model and it suits my interests in astronomy, sailing and scientific instruments. This one is similar to some Stanley replicas but without the Titanic plaque and mirror collimation screws. I guess I'll have to collimate with a hammer ;-). Some antique dealers try to pass these inexpensive brass imports off as real antiques, worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. Don't fall for that!
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