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A big drive - good thing we had locally smoked salmon and scrambled egg for breakfast! We retraced our steps to the Cliffs of Moher, and on to Killimer, where we took the car ferry across to Talbert, across the mouth of the Shanon River. On to Tralee, then down through Castlemaine (the home of the Wild Colonial Boy), Milltown and Killorglin, where …
... it wasn't what we expected when we pulled up, the map said 2500 year old bee hives. We thought that sounded too god to be true.
We were fairly weary after our sensory overload day of driving so just had a lovely pub meal (seafood of course as we were in the heart of Ireland's seafood district) and reminisced on the days adventures and had an early night, ready for what the next day would bring ...
We had our usual B&B breakfast.
Through the Ballaghbeama Gap with some of the most spectacular scenery G has found in her seven trips 'round Ireland. Somewhere along here we visited Shronahiree Burial Ground.
In Killarney we fed the ducks and one swan at Ross Castle and enjoyed watching the wee 'uns interact with the ducks.
St. Mary's Cathedral ...
After breakfast we settled up with our hostess and headed down to the waterfront.
First we visited the Titanic exhibition where our boarding passes held the name of an actual passenger. At the end we found whether we survived or perished...G & E survived but D didn't make it. The survivors were given information about our lives post-Titanic. The exhibition is very well done.
The Queensland Story is also very good and tells of emigration via Cobh over the centuries. ...
... international, depending on where people were from. The Germans got a big hoorah, and the guys were pleased to play Jonny Cash, "Ring of Fire" in their honor, which made no sense to me! But we all enjoyed it anyway.
Now, for a note on the nitty-gritty of a trip like ours. While we did our best to do some advance planning, not every little detail was perfectly mapped out before we packed away our stuff and flew away to strange countries for nine weeks! One of our ...