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... before we could make it back to a semi-normal road. The roads are still as narrow and fear is still present, especially when we meet big tourist buses! Julie drives like a pro... while becoming an avid florist by pulling out a few flowers with the car since we pass so close to the groves. Each village is so charming with their colored houses and businesses (meaning pubs)... even if we can always smell this cooked ham in the background. Quick dinner with nachos ...
... we visit the Skellig experience interpretive centre, where they have a video and information on the Skellig Rocks, in particular Skellig Michael, which is the larger of the two Skellig Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century, and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century. The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island ...
... and crisp and a light fog hung in the air, adding a sense of mystery to the whole place.
We visited a few store fronts before deciding on a local restaurant filled with people for lunch. After ordering we enjoyed some multi-lingual conversation with our new friends from Spain. It was great to hear more about their hometown and we relished the experience of sharing something so new and interesting with a different perspective. I did not speak as ...
... t even funny! lol. it was VERY exhilarating! decided then that ok..yes Ring of Kerry, you DO have something to offer me..lol.. also figured out I LOVE the dramatic views and BIG climbs.. my DAD would have loved this place. I see him everywhere here.. everday.. left and drove around to another mountain, drove up this one tho, saw more cliffs, then drove around some more, always stopping to take pics.. oh ya.. had lunch in a pub in a place I ...
... and also to see if I could find Tom and Carl.
I ended up back at The Courthouse, which is where I had listened to music with the others the night before.
I met a woman from Illinois and her husband who were back in Dingle Town for their second time in four months. The husband plays the banjo and talked his way into playing on stage while the woman and I chatted.
Not long afterwards Tom and Carl arrived. Thankfully by ...
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Waterville, Waterville | 2 star hotelfrom $114