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....is like Newfoundland on steroids! Absolutely fantastic views of rock, mountains, quaint towns and water. We really enjoyed the stops along the way.
We did a small side trip over to Valentia Island by ferry. We mused that we should offer someone there a house swap in Winnipeg for six months. I could work on a sheep farm while H taught at the local school. That would be interesting.
I won't get into the details ...
Written by Rich
Another morning of gray drizzle and excellent smoked salmon and eggs. We packed up, Rebecca & Den walked down to an ATM to get more cash to pay Mrs. O'Neill for our lodging in yet another place that doesn’t take credit cards (70 euros per room per night), and after deciding that the weather made going over the Connor Pass (3000+ feet high on a mostly one-lane road with no guard rails and very ...
... A stinking hot room with no way to cool it down apart from a window that opened a bit! Luckily there was a bit of a breeze outside and by the time we had showered and got into some cooler clothes it had cooled down a bit! We hit the very popular pub which was attached to the hotel - there were four tourist coaches there - and had several collides and something to eat! Time to reflect a bit on what we have seen here in Ireland! First up is the change to Euros for currency and ...
... and carpets is decreasing as central heating systems have caused people to have more tile/wood floors. So the price of wool is dropping. This is why the farmers were given the subsidies.
* When sheep are sheared, the wool is cut off in one piece. This makes it easier to dry and clean the wool. It’s then bundled into sacks and sold. The wool is used not only for carpet and rugs, but the oil on the wool (called lanolin) is used to make pharmaceutical creams.
... for some scones in the garden restaurant before heading out of the park. On the way out, we stopped to see the Torc waterfall, which was a short hike away. The stream and waterfall reminded us of the Smokey Mountains in Tennesse/North Carolina, because of how mossy and green everything was. The waterfall was pretty impressive, but not nearly as good as Snoqualmie Falls in Washington.
We also stopped at a couple of scenic pullovers. One was at a lake ...
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