Ireland
Waterville

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  • Day6

    Charlie Chaplain statue

    July 3, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We returned to Portmagee, exhilarated, a bit tired from the climbing, and a little toasted by the glorious sunshine.

    Portmagee is at the north west corner of the Kerry peninsula. We continue south on the very popular tourist route the Ring of Kerry.

    Not long into the journey we stop at Waterville, and the Charlie Chaplain statue. This was the place where he regularly came on holiday.

    After which we continue on the Ring of Kerry, going over another mountain pass at Beenarourke.
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  • Day7

    Cahersiveen to Waterville

    August 14, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    When leaving, we were brought to the starting point of the next leg of the Kerry Point by car as the B&B is 6 km away from the Way itself. The day started rather pleasent, cludy with some sunshine.

    We had to cross severel hilltops, there was a lot of up and down. The track was very boggy and wet. We had to put on our rain trousers.

    After 4 strenous hours of hiking (our average walking speed dropped down to 3 km/h, normally it should be 4,5 km/h), we reached a road, which we didn't want to leave anymore today. The actual Kerry Way went uphill again, but we weren't sure about its condition. Luckily, we found very small road which we followed for 10 km.

    During our walk, we found many unoccupied very old buildings or nearly ruins. Many of them may have been left during the great famine, which started in september 1845. During this period, which lasted until 1849, the country lost 2 millions of its population, one million starved to death the other million emmigrated the country mainly to the United States. Ireland's population dropped from during that period from 8 to 6 million. The country never again recovered as it now still has around 6 million inhabitants.
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  • Day4

    Waterville

    September 3, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    It's almost 1pm when we reach Waterville, a nice little fishermen town facing the ocean. The town was built on the coastline, but the mist is so thick that the Ocean below us is hard to see and the town seems to be somehow suspended, as if it were floating in the mist. I'm not sure if this town is more fascinating or terrifying... It looks like it has just come out of one of those Cthulu stories that Ludo loves so much...

    It's for sure a place you want to see once to get a better idea of the local culture and atmosphere, but living here or even just spending here more than a day I think would bring any soul to the edge of madness.
    Well, apparently not every soul: according to our guide, Charlie Chaplin used to spend here his family holidays every single year! I guess he didn't suffer from rheumatism...

    We have an hour to take a stroll and get something to eat. Given the not so pleasant weather conditions, I seek shelter in a pub, where I'm served a fantastic chowder while Ludo heads to a supermarket.

    As we leave the pub to head back to the bus, we realise that it has cleared out a bit: we can now see the shore!
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  • Day5

    Waterville

    June 28, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    An diesem wunderschönen Fleckchen Erde, hat schon Charlie Chaplin viele Urlaube verbracht.

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Waterville, An Coireán

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