Trip Start Mar 03, 2011
48Trip End Jun 03, 2011
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First we started out our drive around Slea Head, which was an absolutely gorgeous drive. This was stereotypical Ireland- emerald green hills, aquamarine blue ocean, white sheep dotting the landscape- it was freakin amazing. We stopped first thin on this little pullout where you can follow this path down the side of the cliff and get some great views overlooking the ocean. Of course Chris and I were first down the mountain. Oh, there was also an awesome road sign on the side of the road. It's one of the "falling rocks" signs that had been graffitied with lil legs, so it looked like a "Falling Sheep" sign. lol, awesome. We continued around Slea Head, stopping at various places to take pictures. At one point there was an easily accessible sheep pen... So, we've been driving by sheep for days, and I hadn't had the chance to take pictures of them. My camera doesn't do action shots- it just freaks out. lol
After our drive around Slea Head, we ended up in Killarney mid-afternoon. Killarney National Park is right down the street from our hostel, so we spent the afternoon with three other people on our tour walking around the park. The area here is gorgeous- there's forest and mountains topped with snow with lakes. It's all really beautiful. There's a castle, Ross Castle, that we walked out to. It was right on the water and very pretty. The inside of the castle had a little exhibit inside explaining the history. lol, it had an awesome diagram of the castle innerworking, including how the toilet worked (complete with guy wiping ass)- I just had to get a picture of it. It's too damned funny. It hailed on us on the way back to the hostel. We're getting used to this, I swear. It'll be sunny, overcast, sunny, overcast, raining, sunny, hailing, raining, overcast, sunny- it's all so schizophrenic here since the clouds move so fast in the sky.
Last night was a lot of fun. We cooked dinner with our roomies in the hostel again, and drank the entire time we cooked, ate, and while playing cards afterwards. Late in the night, around 10pm, we walked down to a pub called The Grand that was playing traditional Irish music. Chris and I were chatting with a guy from the east coast of the States for awhile, and then headed back to the hostel around 11:30 to sleep. It's amazing how late the Irish go out... A lot of places don't even start playin music til 10pm... and then don't close til 2pm. When do these people sleep? I don't get it. lol.