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Travel Blogs from Dingle
not anymore, its not, open the window and its pouring with rain, oh no, its heavy and looks set to stay
awesome Irish breakfast at Dromcloc, and we are off
Today was a driving day, the spectacular Ring of Kerry
well that was the plan anyway, the rain pretty much put paid to that
we drove and drove, and we saw... …
... with ancient stone walls. It is heavily rural with narrow winding roads edged with masses of greenery, red flowering fuchsias and wild blackberries. The cottages are pretty in pastels of yellow, pink and blue - all beautifully tended and often with flowering gardens. Antiquities abound from Iron Age stone forts to inscribed stones, early Christian oratories and the most amazing stone beehive huts. Road signs are invariably in Gaelic - we pass the same place ...
... people along with 11000 acres of property making in one huge park.
Leaving Muckross we stopped on the shore of one of the Killarney lakes for a cold drink. A short walk took you to the remains of an old castle on the shores of the lake. Truly a relaxing spot for a glass of wine.
Tonight was our last night in Killarney, and our last touring day as tomorrow night we would be back where we started - Limerick.
... out of the car often and take pictures. I recommend you stop in some stores or cafes along the way.
For dinner, we ate at Bull's Head, which was my very favorite meal in Ireland. The best, most fresh fish, interesting dishes, and wonderful service. A must go.
We listened to some great live music as well. Some recommended pubs: Dick Mack's and O'Flaherty's. But any pub will have great live music, so you cannot go wrong!
I was looking forward to this part of the trip.
The last time I sailed out of Kinsale was with Sail Ireland Charters on "Aifric"in 2005 in a Beneatue 411.
What a trip that was.
Two boats left Kinsale together,we headed straight to Porto Santo on route to Morgan in Gran Canaria and the other boat went to Bayonne first and then onto Porto Santo.
2005 was the year of all the hurricanes including Hurricane Katrina and there were more hurricanes ...