You can see for yourself, from the photos below, just how special this trip through the Gap is.
It begins in the centre of Killarney, from where you travel to Kate Kearney's Cottage at the entrance to the Gap in the mountains. There you board the horse drawn buggies which bring you up the narrow mountain roads through the Gap and down the far side to the lakes of Killarney. There you board the open boats which bring you down through the lakes of Killarney and back to the town at Ross Castle.
All aboard, and well wrapped up against the cold. You can see the Gap in the background.
Don, leading the way, as the others follow on behind at a steady pace. I bet the horse was glad.
Now the ladies are helping out. Where has Gene disappeared to? Well the truth is....Gene was taking the pictures, so go easy on him.
Hurry up Gene....they are disappearing into the Gap ahead.
Who could blame the ladies for standing still as they enjoy this magnificent view.
Looks like Don was a hit with Bon Jovi, their horse.
In Ireland we drive on the left hand side of the road. Looks like Don is having a job figuring out how to do it on this particular road. Not to worry Don....Bon Jovi does this all the time and manages quiet well.
Now for the boat ride down through the lakes on the final leg of their journey. Here we have Shirley, Pat and Don, secured in their life jackets. Poor Gene is missing once again. Well someone had to take the photos, and he did do well.
It may have been cold, they may have been drenched wet as they hurried down through the choppy water on the lakes, but they sang and they laughed and had the time of their lives. Sometimes there is a lot to be said for the wind and the rain. There are those who know how to have fun as they brave the elements.
Disembarking at Ross Castle at the end of their epic journey. What a great day they had. They were ready for a good hot bowl of wonderful chowder with chunky browne bread by the time they got back to the Killarney Plaza Hotel.
Well done gang. I am proud of you.
Tomorrow we head for the Dingle peninsula and the weather is promised sunny and cool. As they say here in Killarney,
"Not a bother at all"
Make sure you stay with us.