Anascaul to Dingle: Day Three of the Dingle Way
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We left Anascaul, super excited for the hike to Dingle. After talking to one of the most amazing people we've ever met, a guy named Phil who was also hiking, we set out for the 12-mile day. The first major thing we passed was the Minard Castle...or what remained of it. Oliver Cromwell destroyed the castle on one of his rampages through Ireland. Anyway, the castle is set above the Atlantic on a little cliff. Very beautiful.
We saw many little "rush hours" of independant sheep. We got the camera out and ready each time, but just as they were to pass us, they'd detour.
The walk today had a number of steepish climbs, walks through farmland and grassy fields, rocky pathways, and cow-foul filled paths. It was a gorgeous day, with not ONE drop of rain! We've been in Ireland now for three weeks, and that was a first! Yippee!
Our day was pretty straightforward -- stunning views, a challenging, but fun walk, and a nice seafood dinner in the town of Dingle. We are planning to stay here three more nights in celebration of Andy's 29th birthday before we venture onto the trail again. In addition, it is a much needed time for a break due to the condition of our feet!!!
Nothing to complain about...another GREAT day!