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Month: October 2017

People watching in Portugal

People watching in Portugal

-Well, hi there! Haven’t I seen you here before? There can’t be many wooden seagulls about, not even in Portugal. -Hiya. Yeah, quite possible. I was here a few months ago. You might have seen me then. Oh sorry. I’m Seamus, from Ireland. -Great to meet you, Seamus. I’m Tulio. I suppose there are plenty of turnstones like me in Ireland too. -Sure are, Tulio! -So what brought you back to Portugal, Seamus? -A couple of oldies. -What? -Sorry, my…

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Boston Boy

Boston Boy

Buoy, oh buoy! Now, this is a city I feel at home in. Apart from the fact that it is on the Atlantic coast, the Irish influence is very much in evidence throughout the city. The perfect place for an Irish seagull! Boston is a very walkable city, and we set off on the Freedom Trail which takes you through all the major historical sights of the city. Walking suits me fine, and sure, birds are famous for walking around…

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Breakfast in America

Breakfast in America

The shopaholic has returned home to Ireland with her purchases, but Her Ladyship and I have flown on to Boston. Back to the Atlantic coast. Wonderful! It is so good to be by the ‘real’ sea again. We are staying with friends in a lovely leafy town of Saugus,  just north of the city. On top of everything, our friends are a four parrot (and two human) household and we have been welcomed into the flock with open wings. In…

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Skyscrapers and all that jazz

Skyscrapers and all that jazz

Holy cow! Legend has it that the great fire of 1871 was started by a cow. She supposedly kicked over a stool on which a lantern stood, starting a fire in her barn which quickly spread, ultimately burning down about three square miles of the city of Chicago. The city had to be almost entirely rebuilt after the fire, and it is here that some of the world’s first skyscrapers soared skyward. Unlike cows, we birds can be proud of…

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