Day 2 - Asphalt Safari - Ring of Kerry

We stayed at Virginia's Guesthouse, a delightful Bed and Breakfast in Kenmare.  Neil and Noreen treated us to comfortable and affordable accommodations.  We fortified ourselves for the drive around the Ring of Kerry with Noreen's specialty -- blue cheese, pears, and bacon on toast.
We faced a drizzly morning but couldn't resist stopping in Sneem to see the statue of Steve "Crusher" Casey on the town square.  Casey was a renowned wrestler and hometown favorite.
I also liked this planter that looks like a water faucet.
Continuing on, we encountered Charlie Chaplin at the side of the road near Waterville.  Apparently, Chaplin lived in this area for a while.
We stopped at the Waterville Craft Market.  The crafts were lovely but this fellow really commanded our attention.
We turned off onto the Skellig Ring to avoid oncoming tour buses (a great tidbit of advice from Rick Steves). The roads grew really narrow in certain areas.  That's a two way street in the picture below!
We also encountered a pack of dogs walking down the center of the road with their master.
Portmagee featured the Skellig Mist which boasts the first female pastry chef in Ireland.  We couldn't resist picking up a fruit turnover to sustain us on the drive.
We crossed over onto Valentia Island which has the distinction of being the site where the first transatlantic cable was launched and made the world a lot smaller than it once was.  I recently read A Thread Across the Ocean which was recounts the true story of the achievement.  Unfortunately, the Valentia Heritage Center (has a lot of memorabilia about the cable) was closed.
We drove into Knightstown and onto the car ferry.
Whee! We emerged and reconnected with the Ring of Kerry.  Rick Steves' advice was perfect.  We didn't see a single tour bus along the Ring.
The Ring of Kerry is known for various ring forts that are more than 2000 years old.  We veered off the main road at Cahersiveen and walked a good 0.5 km from the parking lot to the Cahergal Fort.
We passed a variety of adorable livestock en route.
We were rewarded with an up close view of the structure.  It was amazing to think how old it was and how well-preserved.
We decided to celebrate our arrival and the magnificence of the site by eating our strudel then and there.
We completed our drive around the Ring of Kerry and ended up back in Killarney.  There was a bit of a family day/music festival going on.  We were treated to some jazz from the Two Mikes Band.
The highlight of the show was when the Mayor of Killarney actually got up and started to sing a classic Irish tune. It was a bit melancoly (something about mothers and not appreciating them until they were gone) but I give him an A for effort and thanks for serenading the end of our successful weekend trip to County Kerry.



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Sidewalk Safari: Day 2 - Asphalt Safari - Ring of Kerry
Day 2 - Asphalt Safari - Ring of Kerry
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