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... by the throngs of people roaming the streets the day we arrived. It seems that Kinsale is an extremely popular spot for holidays, and we happened to arrive on the weekend. It was a great little spot for shopping, dining and just getting lost in its narrow street. Kinsale has a layout characteristic of a very old place, where cars were never meant to travel. During our full day in Kinsale we took a long walk to see Fort Charles, a ...
... finally gained control of Ireland and by extension the port of Kinsale, they built two forts at the mouth of the harbor. I'm not clear on what happened to the first one (James Fort), but Charles Fort still exists, though in ruins. It's a star-shaped fort and was state-of-the-art when it was built in the late 1600s. Our guide, Padraig, told us the British Army occupied the fort until 1922 when the Irish gained their independence. But the buildings were torched and largely destroyed ...
... so we looked at a map and decided to walk to Charles Fort. It was about an half hour walk along the coast which was nice. Once we got to the fort on top of the hill we started walking around. The fort looked out into the ocean and then back on the bay and town. We wandered around the fort for a little bit then decided to head back into the city for lunch. We asked ...
... big mouth shut.
The phone rings. It's my friend in Fermoy... she's coming to pick me up if I'm done walking for the day.
I am, I am.
At her house we weigh my pack.
3 stone. 21 kilos.
I cannot be prepared for the end of the world and world war three. Tomorrow I'm going back to basics.
Today we woke up and enjoyed a breakfast of cereal and orange juice. After that we went for a walk through Dingle Town in the daylight and I instantly fell in love with it. It is the classic Irish town where all the shops with colorful paints on them are situated right on the harbour where there are fishing boats anchored . In the back round of the city there are rolling green mountains with ruins as far as the eye can see. I got an old Irish man's tweed cap (not ...
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