Saturday, 13 May 2017
We awoke to soft rain. High on a hill/mountain, this church was still below the clouds.
On the other side of the mountain, we checked out a waterfall. There are several along the “edge” of this landform. We walked in rain to check it out.
And, farther down the peninsula, we could see out over the ocean was clearer than where we were driving.
Down a narrow lane, we waited for the cowherd-ess to move her charges along. Moo.
And, at the end of the road…a stone fort. These date to the early Christian through late medieval periods, in general.
The stones are stacked carefully, with sloping walls interior and exterior, and the space between filled with chips and smaller stones. In the interior, the stones are set to allow easy ascent. No building remains survive inside Staigue Fort.
Downhill, we found striking blue waters in this harbor in the Brackaharagh townlands.
Off on another narrow side road, heading for Loher stone fort…. Go mall is Irish for slow(ly).
Inside this fort, partial walls of several buildings survive.
The interior of the fort slopes so that water drains out the single doorway. This seems true of all of these stone forts.
A bit more of a drive and a bit of a walk, and we stroll through sheep to Leacanabuaile stone fort. This one has wide walls with turf atop.
Same for the interior building ruins…. This two-room building had a square-ish first room and a round interior room.
Droney and the Guru took this photo of Ballycarbery Castle. It’s huge. Note that the sun is out! The ivy covering the walls is old, with a substantial “trunk.”
This is the “trunk” structure of the ivy on the right end of the building in the drone shot. Maybe “substantial” is too tame to describe this proliferation.
Apache pizza? Cross-cultural food? Find this culinary treat on the traffic circle in Killorglin.
Modest B&B tonight. Spritely owner looks to be in her early 70s. She has lived here all her life. In this building. Brought up here. Modified to be a B&B by her carpenter/builder husband. And this is our view. An hour later we got fierce rain for about four minutes.
Now darkness is descending.