On The Road Again

We drove across the south-west end of Ireland and unlike the west coast we did not have any particular expectations.  Our first stop was Muckross House, on the edge of Killarney National Park.  We decided against visiting the house for a tour.  Instead we walked down towards the lake and then on to Torc Waterfall.

Muckross House in a beautiful garden setting.

21 01 blog

Looking out over the lake.

21 02 blog
Torc Waterfall – pretty but not spectacular.

21 06 blog
The large gardens were a mix of sweeping lawns, flowers, shrubs and mature trees.

21 07 blog

After leaving Muckross House we drove through the National Park.  The road was quite windy and narrow until we reached the top of the range and we were surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery at every turn.  Here are a couple of views.

21 16 blog

21 24 blog

The latter part of the drive included some sections where the road was immediately adjacent to the water.  This is the village of Courtmacsherry viewed from the other side of the inlet.

21 25 blog

The view was enhanced by the fact that the overcast morning had cleared to the brightest day we had seen yet.

But the best was yet to come.  When I saw the Old Head of Kinsale in brilliant sunshine I felt as though I was at a beach in Queensland rather than on the south coast of Ireland.

21 28 blog

It was 22 degrees and yes, there were people swimming.  We did not come here with a great deal of optimism regarding the weather but it was absolutely delightful to see the coast bathed in sunshine.

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “On The Road Again

  1. Beautiful sunshine and scenery

  2. Thank you. Although we did not come for the sunshine it certainly adds an extra dimension to the view, especially where there is a large expanse of water.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: