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... seat, as well as comments from Alex. The first hurdle to get over when driving in Ireland is that you're on the other side. You drive on the left side and the driver sits on the right. Alex says the hardest part about this is overcoming the habit of looking to the right to check your rear view mirror. Speaking of mirrors, since some of these roads are so narrow, it's all about using your mirrors and making small adjustments to ...
What made the experience along the Ring of Kerry less than ideal is that it is so popular. We are visiting in the off-season, so we aren't facing the same kind of crowds you would see in the summer, but we still passed 6 coach buses in Killarney National Park, and it is no easy feat to pull over for those monsters on these tiny roads. Also, some of the beauty was disrupted by the many tourist ...
... the roller coaster-like movement of the boat. The crossing to Inisheer took about 45 minutes.
When we docked there were touring vans, horses and carts and bicycles to rent. We chose the bicycles and headed out the coast road on the north side of the island. Inisheer is one of the Aran Islands and they are well known for their stone fences and hand knit woolen sweaters. The fences were everywhere, enclosing small fields ...
... in that area, very very windy and cold. Finally
Then we drove up to the Cliffs of Mohair (pronounced moor) to view these supposedly magnificent cliffs overlooking the ocean but I had to take their word for it, cause it was way too cold for me. Pete took the climb up and got some photos for me, so that was good enough. I stayed behind and drunk the hot chocolate.
Stewart (tour guide) told us some interesting facts about their car number plates today. The ...
In campervans here you can pretty much pull up anywhere you like for the night so its easy to wake up next to beautiful beaches one day and on top of a mountain the next.
Amazing the wealth of the country that has all come about in the last 20 years to make its GDP per person bigger than England, Germany or France. New houses and developments everywhere (can see how the whole thing went bust in the crunch) and lucky they are good catholics because they will ...
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