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  • Day6

    Ireland - Tag 6

    April 6 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute haben wir mal unseren Plan komplett über den Haufen geworfen und sind super happy damit gewesen...wir wollten ursprünglichen entlang des Ring des Kerrys fahren...da wir aber gestern noch mal von unserer Unterkunftsfrau gesagt bekommen haben, dass es sich nicht wirklich lohnt, sind wir heute lieber noch mal gewandert...wir haben uns mit dem Boot vom Ross Castle in den Nationalpark fahren lassen und sind von dort aus den Gap of Dunloe gelaufen...11 km...super geiler Weg...nicht ganz einfach...auch wenn man die ganze Zeit auf der Straße lief, aber super schööööööööön und gut zu laufen...definitiv viel schöner als im Auto die Strecke zu bewältigen, da kann man die Aussicht gar nicht richtig genießen und die Straßen sind super eng...am Ende hab ich aber meine Beine gemerkt...danach sind wir mit einem alten Nostalgie-Bus wieder zurück zum Ausgangspunkt...den hatten wir dort zufälligerweise gesehen und er hat uns mitgenommen...dann ging es weiter...den ersten Teil des Wild Atlantic Ways sind wir dann gefahren...nach Dingle...einem süssen kleinen Küstenort und dort haben wir lecker Sea Food und das berühmte Murphy's Eis (ich hatte 'dreamy creamy caramel') gegessen...und Glück mit dem Wetter hatten wir auch schon wieder...bis auf 2 kleine Regengüsse auf der Wanderung war es trocken oder sogar sonnig...🤗Read more

  • Day10

    Dingle

    June 16 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In Dingle angekommen, parken wir unser Auto und machen uns auf den Weg zum Hafen. Wir stoppen natürlich bei Murphys Eis und genehmigen uns einen Dreamy Creamy Caramel Eisbecher, der zwar teuer aber auch Creamy lecker ist.
    Unten am Hafen erwischt uns ein heftiger Nieselregen. Wir flüchten erst in einen Souvenirshop und dann in eine Whiskey Brennerei und -Shop. Die Jacken halten dicht aber es ist nett dort und wir können gleichmal den Dingle Whiskey probieren und unser neues Familienmitglied Shawn ablichten 😍Read more

  • Day7

    Have you ever hold a baby lamb?

    July 23 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    In Irland gibt es viele Schafe. Konkreter ausgedrückt: in Irland hat etwa doppelt so viele Schafe wie Einwohner (4 Millionen Einwohner, 8 Millionen Schafe).
    Auf unseren Wegen durften wir inzwischen das ein oder andere Schaf kennen lernen. So standen bei unserer Heimfahrt heute 2 Schafe auf der Straße und machten sich nur gemütlich auf den Weg um uns freie Fahrt zu ermöglichen. Mit den Schafen, oder besser den Lämmern werden allerdings auch Touristen gelockt. Eine Schaffarm wirbt mit dem Slogen "have you ever hold a baby lamb?" - Wir konnten verzichten. Trotzdem habe wir heute mal richtiges Touristenunterhaltsungsprogramm genossen. Unser Weg führte uns nach Dingle. Wir besuchen den Inch Beach, dieser ist besonders bei Surfern beliebt. Hier kann man ewig weit gehen, da das Wasser nur langsam tiefer wird.
    Wir überlegten auf einen Berg zu wandern um den Eask Tower zu besichtigen, aber unsere schweren Beine überzeugen uns vom Gegenteil. So fuhren wir den SleaHeadDrive. Eine Rundstraße auf der Halbinsel, mit Aussichtspunkten vom Wildatlantikway. Hier soll es auch den westlichen Punkt Europas geben. Endweder ist dieser allerdings nicht ausgeschildert oder wir haben ihn nicht bemerkt. Schade!
    Außerdem waren wir in einer kleinen Bucht. Ich hab noch nie solche Wellen gesehen, und auch der Wind war noch stärker als auf dem Berg gestern. Nun habe ich verstanden, woher der Wildatlantikway seinen Namen hat.

    Im Anschluss fuhren wir in die Stadt Dingle. Es ist eine kleine Hafenstadt und besonderen bekannt, da in ihrem Hafen ein Delphin namens Fungie lebt. Der Bootstour konnten wir nicht wiedersehen und so haben wir uns auf die Suche gemacht. Auf dem Nachbarschiff war ein kleiner Junge welcher durchgehend nach dem Delphin schrie. Wir haben gehofft, dass er ins Wasser fällt. Ist leider nicht passiert.
    Der Delphin scheint eine Verhaltensstörung zu haben oder sich einen Spaß zu machen, mit den Booten "fangen" zu spielen (ich konnte nicht herausfinden, ob die Boote den Delphin, oder der Delphin die Boote fängt...). Jedenfalls tauchte er trotz mehrerer Boote die hin und her fuhren, laufenden Motoren und lauten Menschen immer wieder zwischen den Booten auf. Ich konnte einige Videoaufnahmen machen und kann nun wieder einen Punkt von meiner Bucketlist streichen: Freilebende Delphine sehen.

    Wir besichtigen die Stadt, kauften Mitbringsel und aßen am Abend frischen Fisch in einem Kleinen Restaurant im Hafen. Sehr lecker!

    Auf dem Rückweg wählten wir eine etwas längere Strecke, fuhren an der nördlichen Küste von Dingle und durch den Killarney Nationalpark zurück. Und schwups, waren schon wieder 12 Stunden um.
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  • Day101

    Dingle all the way

    December 13, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Wow it just keeps getting better. I am in Dingle the most westerly part of Ireland and it is so green including the water. It has been stormy all day but I have given to the rain and pressed on. I was going to go on a boat cruise to see the dolphins but the wind picked up and the rain set in. Checked into my hostel and so far am the only one here, yeah! Maybe I'll get a good night sleep. Dingle is very touristy and so a lot of places are shut down for the season. I had fresh fish and chips at a local pub and managed to check the whole town out already, population 1200. I don't remember the water this green in Newfoundland but then again they don't have palm trees like they do in Dingle.Read more

  • Day6

    Ring of Kerry

    September 10, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today is Monday, I find on holidays it is important to remind yourself of that fact every so often. The forecast calls for intermittent rain. We look forward to the intermittent parts as we leave Killarney at 7:30AM.

    We are driving the Ring of Kerry today. We are following the Rick Steeves method - leave early and go the opposite direction of the big tour buses. By doing so, Rick asserts we will avoid encountering any of them; as they cannot travel on the lower loop - the Skellig Ring.

    Much of the Ring of Kerry is amazing seascapes but the first part takes you through Killarney national park up and through Mol’s gap - lakes and mountains. We stop in Kenmare for breakfast at the quaint Jam Cafe before venturing back out again.

    As we drive along the south coast of the Iveragh Peninsula, the scenery is spectacular, the cloud ceiling is reasonably high and the rain is mostly stopped. As we head up the Coomakista Pass we encounter a flock of sheep grazing at the “side” of the road and since there are no real sides it means they are on the road, eating bits of grass, wandering along - where’s Tucker?

    When we head over the mountain, we arrive in Waterville and stop for a coffee at the Butler Arms Hotel and gaze out at the Ballinskelligs bay. Charlie Chaplin made Waterville his home for a period of time and the statue commemorates that fact.

    Shortly afterwards we leave the main ring - no tour buses encountered and hit the Skellig Ring. Skellig Michael is a remote shard of land seven miles off the coast where 6th century monks eked out an existence preserving civilization. They lived there for five hundred years in beehive stone buildings eating fish and sea birds, growing root vegetables and supporting a few goats for milk. Today it is a favourite of Star Wars fans as it is the scene of the latest Star Wars films. Ironically? fittingly? the last Jedi lives there. On a clear day, with much planning, you can take a tour of the island or around the island.

    We head to the self proclaimed “best cliffs in Kerry” and are not disappointed. An enterprising family have opened up a section of their land and have created lovely pathways right up to the cliffs edges. The views really are spectacular, it is not raining thankfully but the winds are fierce. I can’t imagine what it is like here in winter - although it doesn’t get to minus 40.

    A wee bit later we drive onto Valentia Island, visit the Skellig Experience, and have lunch at the Royal Valentia Hotel before catching a little ferry back to the main land. Shortly after that we hit the main ring, no buses - thanks Rick.

    The ring fort of Cahergal is our last stop. The fort was built around 600AD, it is approximately 50 metres wide and 6 metres high with walls 3 metres thick. it is built without any mortar. They didn’t have the precision of the Incas but it is still an amazing structure. They dot the landscape throughout western Ireland and were used for defensive purposes.

    We head on to Dingle and the Bambury Guest House. Dingle and Kinsale vie for the best food town in Ireland and we have a great meal at the Chart House. Some of our favourite food with artistic presentation - Laurie’s favourite meal of the trip so far.

    It is Monday, and Monday after summer is over, the bars are much quieter. We can not find any music so we head home and go to bed.
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  • Day3

    Dingle, Fisherman Village

    September 2 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    After a few stops at stunning lookout points, we drive back to Dingle, a pictoresque fishermen village we quickly drove through this morning on our way to Shea Head.
    The town is tiny and characterised by colourful traditional houses and pubs, similar to the coastal towns of Scandinavia or Iceland.

    Apart from being the major centre of the peninsula, this town is famous for two main reasons:
    1) It's the record town in Ireland for the number of pubs in comparison to the population: there are 52 pubs... for just 2.000 inhabitants! 😂
    2) It's the departure point of the "Fungi" cruises. Fungi is the name of a famous dolphin living in the harbour that apparently comes up to the sea surface to great every boat passing by. According to our guide, its extremely rare that he doesn't show up, to the point that - if this were the case - we would get the money back! 🐬💰

    Ludo decides to embark on this short dolphin-watching cruise, while I prefer to stay behind and go explore the village... before finding shelter in a café. Of course, the cozy warmth and comfort of the café comes at a cost: one of the worst cappuccinos I've ever had in my life. And this despite the two sachets of sugar... 🤢

    In the meanwhile I receive an update from Ludo: he found the Dolphin! Or, more likely, the Dolphin found him... 🐬😂
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  • Day29

    Dingle Peninsula

    September 14, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Looking out the window this morning, it's not looking too bright, but by the time we'd packed up and had breakfast it was improving with patches of blue sky peeking through!

    We're heading off to drive around the Dingle Peninsula hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more than yesterday. We did have a few showers here and there but it was mostly clear and the wind had dropped off a bit thank goodness.

    The Dingle Peninsula is quite a bit more dramatic than the Ring of Kerry. Beautiful scenery all the way around and lots of places to stop and take photos. More stone forts, they are everywhere around here. Makes you wonder why they would have wanted to settle on the windy hillsides and not somewhere more cosy.

    Stae Head is gorgeous, you walk out onto the end of the peninsula with all the sheep and look down over the cliffs into the bright clear water of the Atlantic. Freezing cold and windy but lovely views!

    I'd seen a photo of somewhere on the Peninsula and nearly missed it. We asked the waitress where we had lunch, " Oh yeah that's Dunquin Peir this is, you'll be needing to go back a bit" ha ha she sounded exactly like that!

    Luckily it was only 5 klms back so didn't take long, think lots of people miss it, only a few of us there to see the lovely headland. It's where the ferry leaves for one of the islands and it's rarely used by the look of it.

    More gorgeous views all the way back to Dingle where we would have been happy to stay another night, but all booked up.

    Pouring rain when we pulled up in Tralee. This is a working town by the look of it, not many tourists around. Still lots of pub but not much food or accommodation. We went into one pub and asked for rooms, after calling a couple she sent us to a B and B down the street.

    Sweet young girl in the tea shop there was so thrilled to have us, we didn't have the heart to turn her down. " You'll be wanting a private room then?" I didn't know there was any other kind!! Ha ha ha It was cheap anyway which is about the best thing you could say for it! It's a good story for another day. The look on Graham's face cracks me up every time I think about it!

    Back to our friendly bar maid for a Guinness and a recommendation for dinner. OMG the food was delicious. I keep waiting to be disappointed with a meal, but it hasn't happened yet!
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  • Day13

    Dingle

    August 20, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The small town of Dingle is the main town of the Dingle Peninsula. There are many sights worth a visit. On the day of arrival, there was a regatta race just going on in the harbour. Bad thing was the rain during our stay. But we should get used to, as the days to come will show.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dingle, An Daingean, دینگل, Yn Dein, ディングル, Dinglis, Дингл

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