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Travel Blogs from Tarbert
... majority of the cliff line. The cliffs were also guarded by a series of watchtowers that were used to warn the mainland of seaborn invaders. Upon some simple circumvention, however, one could find a footpath taking you up directly on the unwalled cliff line. The view was simply astounding. I was with a fellow traveler from New Zealand at the time and we were joking about what one would do if they fell off and survived. The comment, “My name ...
... You are completely stupid!" Off we trudged, took a couple of photos and then our dear 13 year old says, "I just want to hang over the edge so I can see where they made the part in the Harry Potter movie." (Half blood Prince) It's only a 700 metre sheer drop to the ocean. Yeuch! is this what we're to expect from a teenager? it's a new experience for us and after-all this was our first day.
The best of the day was kept for ...
... and last) pub not only had a TV, but the Tour was already on! We caught Andy Schleck making his move on the final mountain to pull within 15 seconds of Voeckler and the yellow jersey!
After that, we headed back to the hostel, showered and headed out for music at Gus O'Connors. Sadly, we were way tired and after a pint, we went home to bed - a good hour before the music started.
Guess we're going to have to stay here another night.
... a fair amount of Guinness.
20 July 2011
Dingle Town to Tarbert (on the Shannon)
Thankfully, Dingle is our westernmost point in Ireland, so now we'll be heading north and east. We are looking forward to finally having some tail winds!
We left Dingle around 9:00am and headed up O'Connor Pass - the highest pass in Ireland. It was about a 7 kilometer climb The Dingle ...
... a jarvey on arrival at Kate Kearney's Cottage and had some time to shop in the gift shop. We were looking for a large Irish flag for the girls' brother and rather than try to sell us a smaller one, the young lady in the shop told us where to look in Killarney Town once we returned.
Katie the Horse and (Jerry?) the jarvey then took us up through the Gap of Dunloe. We are all flatlanders and having to hike uphill in the tallest mountains in Ireland was a little ******* ...