Apparently summer is to make a brief appearance again this year, so we thought we’d give you a preview of the return of the Irish summer, a tantalising glimpse of the weather you can expect next week, and a few other stories and images that should bring some sunshine into your life before the evenings draw in.
Summer returns this weekend! Read Thursday’s report in the Irish Examiner on Met Eireann’s forecast for the next few days. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/warm-weather-on-the-way-for-weekend-607285.html
And just to confirm, here’s the outlook for next week: Look forward to temperatures in the high teens and early 20s (Celsius). http://www.accuweather.com/en/ie/cork/207697/daily-weather-forecast/207697?day=6
Mauritius: A paradise island of sun, sand, sparkling seas – and underwater waterfalls? This aerial view of the Indian Ocean off south-western Mauritius may look like an underwater cascade, but it’s an illusion caused by a runoff of sand and silt deposits from the island.
All that sunshine got you in the mood for a swim? Check out the incredible infinity pools at the Ubud Hanging Gardens Luxury Hotel & Resort in Bali, Indonesia. http://inthralld.com/2012/01/infinity-pools-at-ubud-hanging-gardens-luxury-hotel-resort-in-bali-indonesia/
What was your favourite driving song of the summer? A recent poll reported in The Guardian reveals that British drivers still go for the oldies – see which 1977 hit they chose as their driving tune of 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/sep/18/what-was-your-summer-2013-soundtrack
Not ready to hibernate just yet? Make the most of the early autumn weather and enjoy one of the island activity breaks Aaron Miller recommended in Wednesday’s Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ultimate-island-adventures-8822432.html
And in the week when Lonely Planet included surfing at Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, among the world’s “ultimate activities,” we thought you might like to see this video by George Karellas, which gives you a flavour of just how insanely awesome the waves at Mullaghmore really are.
And if you can’t get away yourself, the next best thing is to read about somebody else’s travel experiences. Manchan Magan always has an unusual take on the places he visits. Check out his blog http://www.manchan.com