Fun With Fungi in Dingle
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After the craziness of driving through the Ring of Kerry, both Angie and I were ready for something a little more subdued. We ended up going through
The drive was fine, again there were very narrow roads, but compared to the Ring of Kerry, the lanes seemed like a football field. The closer we got to Dingle, the more picturesque the scenery got. This was the scenery that people associate with
About 20 minutes outside of Dingle we came upon an amazing lookout with green cliffs and beautiful blue water. We had to pull over for a photos, it was just too lovely to pass up. Even though it was freezing and windy, we both left our coats in the car as we were both tired of being bundled up. It was definitely worth the chill in the end.
As we continued on, kept looking at our map and checking off the little towns we passed in my mind to make sure that we were still on course as it is easy to get lost in
It turned out we were going downhill and further away from the water. I pointed this out, but Angie figured it was right as the map appeared to go to the right, even if we wanted to turn around it would be hard on this road and we were suck behind a large white tour bus.
After ten minutes we came upon a sign at the end of the large hill. There was a sign that pointed to the road that we had just come off of that said Dingle was behind us.
After about 20 minutes, we got to Dingle which is a small fishing town. After finding a B&B, we decided to check out the town. There is an aquarium there that is pretty popular and day trips to the
On our way there we ran into a sign where that encouraged people to clean up after their dogs. The funny thing was, I have never seen so much poo in my life, the threat of a fine didn’t do anything to stop this phenomenon.
Further down the path we ran into a statue of Fungi the Dolphin, Fungi the Dolphin has been in Dingle since 1984. After losing his mate (dolphins usually mate for life), Fungi found his way to Dingle harbor and refused to leave. Though Fungi is wild and refuses to eat food caught for him as gifts, he loves the fisherman of Dingle and appears everytime a boat appears and swims along side it and frolics alongside the boats. There is a 45minute tour where you can see Fungi himself. I was okay with not going on the tour and was happy enough taking a few photos with the brass statue.
Dingle is a small but every pleasant town.
One of the locals directed us over to an Italian restaurant that she enjoyed. The prices in Dingle are a bit high for food, but we figured we could splurge a little and had some wine to go with out dinner.
I think I freaked Angie out as I ordered the Squid Ink Pasta dish with shrimp and mussels. When the dish arrived, the pasta was a dark blue that appears almost black in my photo. Okay, so it wasn’t the most appealing looking dish, but I knew what I was getting myself into. I wanted to try the weirdest thing on the menu and well, I wasn’t disappointed.
After dinner, we had more liquor. I am not a wine drinker as I am not a fan of the taste; that and I can get drink off of two glasses, yet I can down, Vodka and Whiskey. Very strange! Walking home was interesting, to tell you the truth, I don’t remember walking back to the B&B all that much.
I do remember waking up at 3AM because the yahoos in the room next to us were having a lovers quarrel.
Eventually after 45 minutes they stopped, but for some reason I kept thinking someone was in the room with us and kept looking in the mirror expecting to see a reflection of a ghost. I started to freak out a bit and began questioning the choice to the drink wine.
The next morning at breakfast we kept scanning the area for the offenders, but they never came down as they were probably sleeping off the booze. The woman who ran the B&B wondered if we had heard the doorbell go off at 4AM that morning. Apparently, a group of young drunk lads had thought that this was their B&B and were upset because their key wouldn’t work. Wrong house Einstein! We told her we hadn’t, but told her about the troubles in room #2.
When you eat at B&BS in
After breakfast, we thanked the hosts and were on our way. We were ready to head out to Doolin to see the Cliffs of Moher.