Monday, November 16, 2009

From Dingle to Baltimore

Katie and I started the day with a walk around Dingle. During last year's trip to Ireland we stayed in Annascaul and only made a side trip into Dingle before heading onto Cork. So I was very happy to be spending the night here. It's a very very cute coastal town and we were staying at a great B&B recommended in a book by Karen Brown (who I just heard of through Erica & Sawnia).

The walk was a perfect way to start the day and we got some really great shots of the town.

Towards the end of our walk we turned around and there was an old man in a carriage, being pulled by two horses, pulling two more horses with his dog running all around them as if he was shepherding them along. It was so quintessential Ireland that I could hardly believe it was happening. See for yourself:

After breakfast and a brief break from the group, we headed back into Dingle for Erica & Sawnia to explore and for us to try Mitchell's ice cream made right in town (and sold in three or four other locations around Ireland). It was yummy- I was happy to get Chocolate whiskey ice cream.

I was very excited for the drive out of Dingle as I knew it would be filled with the brightest of green hills and the beaches of Inch. It did not disappoint. I took some pictures we can only be described as heavenly and magical.

We stopped in Killarney for lunch, which was one of the busiest places we've driven through. It's very cute and we found a pub called The Speakeasy.

After Killarney it was starting to get dark and we still had quite a ways to go. Erica took all the driving for the day and we meandered our way through the Killarney mountains. It was borderline scary as it was dark, a little stormy and people really fly on these small country roads. We arrived in sleepy Baltimore past 5pm and were very happy to discover that everything we'd need was attached to our hotel- bar, restaurant, store- all right here.

We now have three days here in Baltimore to explore and relax. And that's just what I plan on doing!


Anonymous,  November 18, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

So many great pictures in this post!! Love it.

Kristin November 18, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Oh shoot...that last comment (and this one) is really me, Kristin. Jessalyn had signed into her blog and didn't sign out and I didn't notice:)

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