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Day 40 - The ring of Kerry

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I think Lee-ann has been looking forward to this day. Today we drove around “The Ring Of Kerry”. Like all good tourist places it is part marketing hype and part truth. There were certainly places where the views were spectacular and many places where the views were ordinary. But it certainly was worth it to see it by car and stop at the places you wanted, even though the drive can be quite nerve racking with so much going on.

What I thought would take us about 4 hours has turned into 10 hour drive. The weather was not kind to us and it certainly would be much more spectacular on a bright blue sky day, especially with the distant views to far off mountains. Nevertheless it was “grand” and at the end I pulled into a hotel to watch the Muster Hurling Finals, between Tipperary and Limerick. So it was a good way to finish off the day. It started raining during the game, so we decided to call it a day and head back to the accommodation.

I take my hat off to the Irish lads. There were a few “beaches” and there were signs that said lifeguards on duty. The fact that the Irish contemplated going to the “beach” to swim on days like this; and the fact that there is someone willing to voluntary jump into the frigid water to rescue the person – well I say hats off. There was even a water sports club where many were in their board shorts dreaming of Big Wednesday coming in.

Tomorrow I have one more family history duty and then it is all r&r from here on in. Looking forward to getting home.

Posted by Neileeann 11:42 Archived in Ireland

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