Our Irish Adventure: Days 3 & 4
The latest installment of our Ireland Adventure for family, friends, and anyone else interested in taking a peek!
Anthony continues to be stopped or greeted on an almost hourly basis by locals who seem keen to talk to him. While in Dingle yesterday, a gentleman swooped in and asked Ant if he was a Westerner. Apparently, wearing one’s hat backwards is the mark of a person from the west coast of Ireland. Who knew?
I can understand why he’s mistaken from a local. Between his coloring, the hat, and his new-found affinity for pints, he’s making himself right at home here!
We had a great day out on the Dingle Peninsula. When we left Killarney, it was a bit gray and drizzly but as we made our way east, the sun broke through and the sky turned a gorgeous shade of azure. We’ve had the BEST weather on our trip–no real rain to speak of and bright sun with crisp temperatures. We’re totally smitten with Ireland.
On the drive back to Killarney, we stopped off at Inch Strand to check out the surfing conditions. There were plenty of people in the water; we even dipped our shoes (unintentionally!). By the way, this 10-22 lens I rented from BorrowLens.com* is unreal.
As we drove back into town, I finally had my first minor smash up with our car–bashed the curb with the tire while traveling 35mph. Ooops, it was bound to happen.
Today we headed northeast to our first castle, and we might never leave! Ant was stalking about the grounds like the lord of the manor. The staff here at the Dromoland Castle is so accommodating; we really feel like royalty!
The reception area features two suits of armor; the whole place has a bit of a Hogwarts feel–it’s magical!
Our suite is palatial and the soaking tub is big enough to swim in. We have a living room and separate bedroom with a sweeping view of the lake and grounds. This place is heavenly and anyone who comes to Ireland without a visit here is truly missing a treasure!
High tea was dreamy (even though I had hot cocoa with marshmallows), and I tried cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream (yum!!!), and some kind of petit four with chocolate and gold leaf. We didn’t manage to make even a dent in the tea tray so they boxed it up and sent it back to our room for later.
We spent the remainder of daylight walking the grounds, stumbling upon walled gardens and hidden nooks and crannies. While our stay here is short, we’re already making plans for our return visit!
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