Castlegregory to Camp: Day Eight of the Dingle Way

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Andy finally touching a sheep!

We woke up this morning to mostly sunny skies and to the excitement of both a short walk and of another night stay at the Moan Laur B and B in Camp! The walk was pretty straight forward; it isn't too hard to get lost on a nine-mile trek after 20-mile days! We saw more beach. Among the beach walking, we came upon a very rancid, foul, disgusting, sulfur-stinking, stagnant puddle of who knows what. The color was a creamy greenish-white, and honest to God, we both were gagging! I managed to pull out the camera and capture Andy's expression as I have never seen that one on his face in my seven years of knowing him! Seriously - what was in there?!?!?!  At one point, we thought we had to backtrack on the beach due to the lack of markers or maybe our spaciness/conversational mood today.

Yummy!
All we could think was, "For the love of God...I don't want to walk past the stinkhole again!" Luckily, we soon saw another marker; we were in Lower Camp! We couldn't believe how fast six miles had become!

Soon we reached the Dingle Way signposts for continuing to Annascaul, which we needed to do to get to the Moan Laur B and B and avoid highway walking. A sidenote for future hikers: Rachael and Ian from the Moan Laur will come get you from Camp Village if you wish!!!!  We just wanted to walk off some of those desserts and beers...

Anyway, we soon were at the door of the Moan Laur B and B. Ian, who was home, greeted us right away, with tea and yummy homemade carrot cake. After some conversation, visiting the ducks and chickens in the back, and exploring Rachael's organic vegetable garden, Ian drove us into Inch for dinner. We ate at a lovely restaurant overlooking Inch Strand and toasted to a hike well-walked and to Riley, our cat. Later that evening, back at the B and B, we sat on our personal deck, overlooking the Slieve Mish Mountains, listening to the ducks and sheep, planning our  next walking vacation while enjoying a bottle of red. We walked over 100-miles (our first long distance walking trip) - what a great way to end! A fabulous experience in spite of our tragedy!!!

 

aeggers says:
Thanks so much for this account of your Dingle Way trip. (And I'm sorry to hear about your cat.) My fiancée and I are considering making the trip ourselves, and your account provides lots of color and great tips.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2010
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Andy finally touching a sheep!
Andy finally touching a sheep!
Yummy!
Yummy!
We made it~ were back where we en…
We made it~ we're back where we e…
The ducks at Moan Laur.
The ducks at Moan Laur.
Sipping some wine at Moan Laur in …
Sipping some wine at Moan Laur in…
The view from Moan Laur.
The view from Moan Laur.
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