Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ring of Kerry

Well we didn't get the weather the forecaster promised today but a few spits of rain doesn't hold anyone back who lives in Ireland. We drove to Kenmare to start our journey around the Ring of Kerry.
We took Smudge a walk along the promenade in Waterville and I posed for a picture with Charlie Chaplin who seemingly was a regular there.
Below are homes typical of that use to house monks in the earlier years.
The Kerry clings were amazing and another chance for Smudge to have a walk before we rested and I had a cappuccino made with soya of course.
Moving on then toward Valentia Island

We travelled on to the lighthouse on Valentia which is on the base of a Cromwellian fort that can still be seen. We took a tour
The lighthouse didn't appear tall but this was because it was already on a high base and not as wide as the lighthouse keepers house was separate.
Lighthouse keepers house below last lived in in the 1960s even though it became automated in the 1940s the keeper stayed on.
The walkway for us was man made but when there was a light house keeper he approached by boat and had steps carved in the rocks for ease of access.
Home ward bound along Dingle Bay to Killarney and a stop to eat at Muckross.

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