Sunday July 20th ~ Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Day two of our weekend get-a-way started with a nice breakfast at our little B&B. It appears that this place has changed names four times. They may be running from a bad reputation??? It certainly was basic and in need of some TLC, but we did fine. I actually slept for 12 hours straight!
At 11:00 our new guide for the day, Fergal, picked four of us up at the B and B. The sun was trying to come out and front row seats had been reserved for us which got us started on a positive note.
Travel Hint: If you have a choice, sit on the right hand side of the bus for Ring of Kerry and on the left side for Dingle Peninsula for best viewing.
One of the first stops was at Inch Beach.
The wild-flower lined road narrowed the further along we went. Many of the pastures had either cows of sheep grazing, often kept in place by stone fences.
The Clochan or Beehive shaped stone huts probably date back to the 8th century, even up until the 19th century. They are made without mortar and often used in religious contexts such as by monks following Saint Patrick.
And things got even prettier…
And our day was topped off with a late lunch stop here in this beautiful harbor town.
The Dingle Peninsula was all I hoped it would be and more. I can see why it has been described as one of the most beautiful places in the world by National Geographic.
I have decided that when the sunshine is out, if I can have a camera in my hand and my husband is by my side then all is right in my world. When all of this comes together in an amazing place like this – I am in heaven!
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for my husband’s positive attitude. He keeps me in check on the few occasions that I lose track of all the wonders we have created in our lives.
Such beautiful countryside. And I love that beehive hut too. Might try that one at home!
If you want to try that beehive at home, remember no cement or mortar allowed. Lol!
This is all so beautiful and exactly like I would expect Ireland to be! Love the beehive hut also! Thank you for all the lovely posts!
Mickey, yes, yes, yes – if I were to close my eyes and think Ireland, I would picture a thousand shades of green. This area was that and so much more.
What a lovely day you had for Dingle. It was fog bound the day Mum and I drove around, but I bought a postcard of Connor Pass so I’d know what it looked like.
We had such a mixture of weather on our trip, but I must say we were quite fortunate to have the weather Gods shine down on us, often at just the right times.