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The road to Mizen Head


Well, I had a wonderful time in the south-west of Ireland. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best but, after all, it was Ireland in March. But that didn't dampen my spirits, even though it did dampen my camera once or twice.

On Saturday morning I drove out along the southern coast to Mizen Head, the most south-westerly point of the Irish mainland. On the way I stopped quite often with every new bay and cove I spotted. It was a gorgeous drive and, even though it was cold and wet, the ocean was still a vivid blue and the countryside was green, green, green.  Here are some pictures from that journey. I have a lot of people to thank for their recommendations, though the first picture is simply here as a present for Marta, naurwen</lj> , who proved to be wonderful at suggesting the best places to visit and enjoy.


 



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

That small tomb at a little place called Altar, near Toormore, was a real find for me and a pure delight.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

After Mizen Head I had a date with the Drombeg Stone Circle, so after braving the wind and biting rain at Mizen Head, I drove back through lanes and tiny by-roads to, just about, the most delightful ancient site I have ever visited. The only other people there were an Australian couple and their baby. They were bowled over by just how green everything was, though they too had an inkling that the weather might be in some part an explanation for that.
 



 


 


 


 


 

After Drombeg I swung by Inchydoney Beach. By now the drizzle had really turned to rain, but there was still quite a lot of activity there.

 



 


 


 
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