Finally got our first Irish breakfast. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with brown bread – yummy! Food here is great and you don’t have to pay for extras like in Dublin. Bread was extra and one night Geoff asked for hot sauce – it came in a pitcher and cost a euro!
One other note I would like to make, as long as I am talking about food, way back in Naples – we found out from our cab driver to the airport in the morning we left, that the aquaculture in front of the castle is for mussels. That’s why the mussels were ever so good there.
Ok, back to today. First thing we did this morning was make reservations for the next two nights in Killarney just to be sure we have a room. The skies started out cloudy as we walked around town
Back on the road, we drove a ways down the Beara Peninsula and then cut across on Healy Pass. Absolutely fabulous. We stopped for a photo op and there was a guy from Texas standing there with Irish music blasting from his car. We just took in the views and listened to the music. I made a little video. What a treat. Started down the mountain and the rains came. We are now making our way through the raindrops and greenery to Killarney.
Riding through the National Park, we stopped for a scenic overlook at Ladies View.
Ladies View is a scenic point along the N71 portion of the Ring of Kerry, in Killarney National Park, Ireland. The name apparently stems from the admiration of the view given by Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting during their 1861 visit.Arrived at our B&B by about 5pm - more stairs. Yesterday, the first thing we did was rearrange our stuff so that everything we need is in one duffel. We left the summer and biking stuff in the other duffel in the car. Makes life a lot easier since everywhere we go there are stairs.
Ventured out to see the town and to grab some dinner. Town is about a 5 minute walk. We strolled along the streets and made a
Back in the room, we have decided to leave Killarney for Dingle tomorrow. Originally we had thought we could bike here but the weather is very iffy and the town is crowded and very commercial. Instead we might drive the Ring of Kerry if the weather looks good. We booked two nights in Dingle - hopefully away from the maddening crowd -- we'll see.
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Next time... On to Dingle