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... a little unnerving to look down and see a 10 foot drop to the rapids beneath my feet. The rapids were cool though. Back in the car and I was moving onto Staigue Fort. The little ring fort was about another hour down the road but I had to turn off the beaten track down a very very narrow road. This road was so narrow only one car could fit. There were hedges and stone fences on either side so no room for compromise. Every so often there was a fat spot in the road where a ...
... was absolutely gorgeous! We visited a fascinating museum along the way that provided an overview of the Blasket Islands off the coast where a community of up to160 people had lived since the 1800s. It was a very primitive life. Each family had a cow, a few sheep and a plot of potatoes but no electricity, no phones, no cars. They had no written language until the 20th century but were vivid storytellers. ...
... an old abbey turned cemetery and an old castle just a short walk of the beach. This time it was my turn to be adventurous, J and N weren't appropriately dressed to walk across the shallow waters of the beach, so I did it all by myself.
Then we had to find an ATM which is yet another town away, in Waterville. We had a bit of a walk around, the weather had calmed down a bit by then. We took a drive out to see a fort (now when they say ...
... of green and gold, suffolks then graze on the lower rises with heath, grassy/rocky faces and black faced jacob sheep higher up the sides that just seem to keep going up. I'm always fascinated by the elements that make a space feel vast - if the land around you drops away below and the horizons extend in front and to your sides, it can feel enormous and indeed Connor Hill pass between Tralee and Dingle couldn't be captured with ...
... most of his fishing in that area and I always think of him when passing the Blaskets.
They were real sailors,no gps's or chart plotters in those days.
We sailed outside the Baskets this time.
Last year on the way to the Canaries we left Ventry Harbour and sailed through the Blaskets.
We passed outside Great Foze Rock and Little Foze Rock this time withTearaght Island which is the furthest western island a few miles abeam.
Inishtookert was next with ...