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... million Germans. I don't hang around - quite apart from the crowds of people, there are plenty of midges here enjoying the still morning air amongst the trees. Getting out of the complex takes a little doing, but I'm soon on my way, and there's not only a good path here, but a road as well, which is used by vehicles servicing the castle and also by a small fleet of minibuses which ferry those visitors who don't want to walk the 4km to the castle.
For safety reasons no ...
... isn't likely to be much easier than coming up. I decide on the PP - for one thing, my earlier decision to park in that lower car park will reduce the road walking by 2km.
The PP turns out to be as good as it looked from above. It's a pleasure to be able to put one foot in front of the other again. The weather, which turned very grey and chilly on top, also improves, with rising temperatures and a bit of blue sky. I end up (having seen no-one on the entire descent) ...
... on the provisional list for this week, but I've already ruled out the northern approach as that would involve crossing the boggy end of the Poisoned Glen. Now I can rule out a southern approach too, as there's not a hint of a path anywhere - just deep heather and steep boggy ground. No point in deluding myself that there's likely to be any pleasure in going up that one!
It's been quite a long drive by the time I'm back at Portnablagh. Yet more sunset pictures. ...
... dizzy views downwards, and at times it's a bit too close to the edge (and a 200m vertical drop) for comfort. I end up at an old buiding which looks like it might have been a coastguard station once, and this becomes my lunch stop.
After lunch, there's a short continuation to the very end of the peninsula. There are two very restricted (and extremely vertiginous!) viewpoints. I get up to the first but decline the rather ...
... are not permanently occupied. There's even a large golfers' resort, with a huge hotel, in one place.
The best features of the peninsula are its unspoilt beaches. I take a walk along one of them, Rosses Strand and then onwards to Rosses Point. There's a fine view down some low cliffs to the sea below, but the lack of wildlife is disappointing - just a few seagulls and no basking seals!
No sunset pics tonight - it's far too ...