Ring of Kerry, Torc WaterfallSeptember 3, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 16 °C
Our very last stop before heading back to the hotel in Killarney is at the Torc Waterfall.
It must be a pretty popular place because the narrow tortuous road suddenly opens up in a wide area hosting a parking lot full of cars, vans and even big buses. Luckily, our coach is just over the size of a van, so Sean manages to sneak through the parked vehicles and find a place.
We have half an hour to go explore the area and we take a path in the forest, which reflects the wet climate of this region: the soil is covered by an underbrush consisting of ferns and grass, while the trunks and branches of the trees are completely covered by a think layer of moss.
It´s not really raining anymore, but it´s as if water drops were suspended in the air. The percentage of air humidity is probably the closest to the 100% mark I have ever experienced.
After a 5-minute walk we finally reach the waterfall. It´s not huge in terms of height or width, but the black rocks on which the water falls and the green surroundings give this place a special touch. We take a few pictures of the waterfall itself before walking up the hill on a path, which however doesn´t seem to lead anywhere. After reaching a supposedly panoramic point (the mist limits any visual to a 10-inch distance from our nose), we decide it´s probably better to head back to the bus before we are left behind. And, indeed, we were the last ones...
Also due to the weather, we decide to have a quiet evening in our bed&breakfast, where we enjoy the usual self-made picnic dinner (feat. the microwave kindly offered by the B&B owner. Before eating, Ludo sneaks to a local barber and camels back with a hipster pineapple cut.🍍😂 Luckily, hair grows quickly... 😉
Tomorrow we will see what is by far the most awaited sightseeing of the tour (at least from my side): the Cliffs of Moher! And, hopefully, this time the weather will be more clement... 🙏🏻Read more