Kathy, Catherine and I (Tim) took a little day trip yesterday to the beautiful Dingle peninsula, about 2 hours and 45 minutes away. It is just north of the more famous Ring of Kerry, but every bit as stunning! We have been there before but it has been a while, so we took advantage of a free day and good weather to make the trip. Here's a few images...
I loved the 3 peaks in the background of the inlet area
The clouds where coming over the mountain pass
Even this horse took time to admire the beauty of his surroundings.
Today is the first time we have seen a cruise ship inside the Kinsale Harbour. It is a small one, but it has been anchored just inside the mouth of the harbour most of the day. Generally the large ships dock in Cobh, (40 minute drive) the last stop of the Titantic before it sank. But today this smaller ship graced Kinsale so I thought a few images were in order - taken from Charles Fort, near where we live...
This is from one of the many walking paths near Charles Fort
Once a year the Kinsale Old Head Lighthouse opens for the public to go inside and climb to the top! It is an amazing view to be sure. This year, there were four friends that were at the top, looking down, along with me. . . here's their picture!
The lighthouse has been mechanized and updated over the years and stands on a beautiful, and norrow piece of land with a golf course surronding it. This year there were wild flowers covering the top of the ground as you look at the cliffs below the lighthouse - it was a terrific day.
This past Thursday, Kathy started a 10k walk with friends, Anne (from England), Anne (from Scotland) and Catherine (Cat, from America) in the middle of a small forest. The forest floor is covered in blue belles and white flowered wild garlic! It is a brillinat flow of colour for about 3 weeks each year. Below are a few images of the forest floor, the path, and the walkers!
The 4 walkers: Kathy, Anne (English), Anne (Scottish), Catherine (American) Plus Rocco the yellow lab, Belle, the black poodle and Quinta, a retired Guide Dog.