Thanks to our dual GPS systems, we made it to our next hotel with no major issues. The man working reception was a wealth of knowledge and joy (truly, I’ve never met a happier person) and recommended we make a trip to Charles Fort just above Kinsale. Despite it being late October, we lucked out with warm sunshine and blue skies to top off this gorgeous view.
Charles Fort overlooks Kinsale Harbor with history dating back to the 1600’s. We learned that it was built in a star design which makes it stand strong against cannon attacks.
These are some of my most favorite photos I’ve ever taken. Between the perfect morning light and incredible textured backgrounds, there wasn’t a bad shot to be had. It didn’t hurt that my models were pretty cute, too.
I have a confession to make here. Before I met Jason, I had ZERO plans of ever getting married and I was definitely not going to have kids. I was adamantly opposed to the mere idea and no one was going to change my mind. Wouldn’t you know that just seven months after we got married, I found out I was pregnant and had a major meltdown on the kitchen floor? I was utterly terrified and pretty sure my life had just ended. If only I could go back in time and show that crazy girl these photos. How insane was I to not want all this?! I am so thankful God had other plans for me.
I just love these people.
Before we left, we let Lena have a go with my Canon. She’s become quite the little photographer; managing to keep her horizon lines fairly straight and framing things impressively well for only being four years old. It’s so fun to see things through her eyes.
I am so glad we decided to check this place out. Charles Fort was just magical.