Saturday was to be our day in Dingle, but unfortunately that just happened to be the day the tail end of a downpour in the USA finally reached our shores.
The beach at Inch on the peninsula. The mountains of the Ring of Kerry, at the far side of the bay, are barely visible through the mist. We did manage to get as far as Dingle town, but there was a marathon for charity taking place and the town was blocked off, and we could not progress any further. It required a change of plan, and fortunately we were able to allow for that. Again, one of the advantages of chauffeurdriven touring.
Mike and Liz here, braving the weather. When you come to Ireland, you always bring light rainwear. It may not rain, but if it does, you should not be surprised.
Liz, having a giggle, as she holds her hand out to check for rain. I think that she found a little today.
Many people are amazed to find tropical growth in Ireland, but that is what you do find in those areas on our western coast, which are close to the Gulf stream offshore. In the picture above you can see palm trees, and many other tropical flowers, growing here in abundance.
Last night we ate in the Caragh restaurant, in the center of Killarney town. This is a great restaurant, if you like real good home cooked Irish fare, such as lamb shank, Shepherds pie, Irish stew, lovely fish pie, and many more dishes, not to mention a great assortment of desserts.
From the left here, we have, Mike, Liz, my wife Sue, and myself, well you know who.
This is Dingle at Slea Head, but not yesterday.
Despite this slight set-back, we all had another nice day here yesterday.
Next on the list will be the fabulous Gap of Dunloe, outside Killarney, but that is going to depend on our weather. Right now it looks good. Come along and see for yourself.