Panoramalpaca

This weekend me and my friend E went for a trip to the Waterfall Alpaca Farm near Drimoleague in West Cork. We did a bit of walking, ate a lot of good food, met the alpacas and figured out how to take panorama pictures with our phones.

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Sure the picture quality isn’t the best, but we had fun, and if just look at the thumbnails and don’t zoom in, it looks kind of nice. It also gives a pretty good idea of the scenery we encountered.

I’m always mesmerized by the hills and mountains of West Cork. It’s very unlike the landscape of back home in Sweden where I grew up – I may have mentioned that in the past…

Still, it fascinates me, and I’m not entirely sure why, but maybe that’s part of it.

I took some normal pictures too:

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And of course, a bunch of photos of the alpacas. They’re friendly, and while not necessarily shy, they do seem to like to keep their distance. We got to lead them around a little trail, about half an hour or so, and in order to keep them from running ahead, you just had to hold your hand out in front of them and they’d stop.

Even then, they’s still let you touch them, and they’re really soft. I can see how they make for good wool.

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Panoramalpaca

2 thoughts on “Panoramalpaca

  1. Loni Townsend says:

    Great pictures! I like the panorama ones. They’ve got some great atmosphere.

    Those alpacas are cute! I thought they were llamas at first glance, then I got the llama song in my head. >_<

    1. They’re closely related, and according to the guide, there aren’t any “pure” alpacas anymore – they all have a little bit of lama in them these days.
      I think the alpacas are mainly smaller, but they’re otherwise similar. They spit too, but not at people (intentionally). They were actually really good with that. We got to feed some of them and there was a bit of spitting, but they always seemed to turn away.

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