Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ring of Kerry Pt 1

Kerry is a county in Ireland and I guess that we toured the Ring of Kerry means we went in kind of a circle around the county. Later: The Ring of Kerry is actually a road. The photos may not be in order as they are a combination of two phones and a camera and R did not change the time on his and my camera although correctly set, seemed to get it wrong too. It was an absolutely terrific day, perhaps they best we had overall.



Did R sample a Guiness in the morning? Advertising works. He grew rather fond of it.



Pretty. What bird is that?



An Irish wolfhound, the tallest dog in the world. It looks rather sad (hangdog?) but I hope it isn't.







The village was quite interesting.


His father had a dog on an Irish donkey and his father made of fortune from tourists of hundreds of thousands of pounds but lived in poverty. Why is the son doing it? Maybe he enjoys it or maybe unpaid and death taxes took the fortune. 



Pretty spot, for sure, for sure.



Beautiful scenery left right and centre.




We stopped for about half an hour to see a sheep dog demonstration which was brilliant. There were three or four breeds of sheep, one Irish bred and the dogs brought them up close and despatched them with a minimum of fuss.





There is sand, but you have to get to it first.



What is a statue of Charlie Chaplin (better link him as my flock of young readers won't know who he is) doing in Waterville, County Kerry, Ireland? He used to like to holiday in this rather attractive Irish seaside town.


Sorry, no speaka da Gaelic. 



33 comments:

  1. It looks like a truly delightful day.
    As an aside 'despatched' animals triggered a whole different thought. I hope I am wrong.

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    1. It was EC. I see your point about despatched but I still can't think of a better word. As you probably know, sheep dogs work on bluff and the sheep never seemed stressed.

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    2. Dispatched? i instead of e?

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  2. Very cool tour! Thank yo for sharing as I will probably never make it there! Awesome

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    1. Annster, it is good to share.

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  3. Great collection of pics of my native land. Glad you soaked it in and snapped away for the rest of us :)

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, we liked Ireland and contrary to what we though beforehand, it had a feeling of success and wealth.

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  4. It's lovely to see so much green in your photos, such a contrast to our landscape at the moment.

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    1. Cheryl, what it must be like for you. Victoria is not too bad but very dry in the east.

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  5. It looks very pretty. I don't think anywhere has grass as green as they have in Ireland.

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    1. Marie, almost to the point where it hurts your eyes.

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  6. It's all so pretty! Definitely one place to add to my list of places to go when I win the lottery. I LOVE the gypsy caravan.

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    1. River, the caravan was good but apparently we have to call them travellers now, not gypsies. Well, they do in the UK.

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  7. It is a very pretty place but I didn't take to it I don't know why.
    Merle.......

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  8. My son is fond of Guiness. I actual like a rye base beer.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, low calorie, I am sure.

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  9. I had a friend who had family on a tiny one-horse island off Kerry. All they ate was Crab and Lobster, and his aunt used to apologise constantly for the lack of variety. My friend, quite naturally, was in heaven.

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    1. Cro, I diet many would envy but not me really. Occasionally is ok.

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  10. What did I ask for before you left? Just one little pebble from a far off place and you had a whole beach full of rocks. YOU HAD ONE JOB! Retired just in time me thinks.

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    1. Jah Teh, it just shows what a shallow and uncaring person I am. You should have asked R.

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    2. Oh for shame Andrew! Tsk Tsk

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  11. Ireland and Spain are on my must see list, keep inspiring us.

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    1. Travel, and I won't mention how hot the Spanish men are, or how cute Irish can be.

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  12. Oh no not Guiness, I think it's a drink you either love or hate, nothing in-between 😉 The pebble beaches make me smile.. and curse at the same to E ☺

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    1. Grace, while I am not a great beer drinker, I can drink Guiness. Curse E?

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    2. ...and curse at the same time 😁

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  13. So must attention is paid to Ireland's green interior that it's easy to forget that the country is an island with it's own seashore.

    While I'll cut a lot of slack with young people not recognizing pop culture figures from before their time, I draw the line with Chaplin. He's not just a long ago pop culture figure but a HISTORIC pop culture figure, the first movie star, and the primary reason why film is now more akin to a fictional stage play than to a nonfictional photograph. Chaplin is the one pop culture figure that should actually be taught in school.

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    1. I'll agree with you Kirk. While he wasn't even of our generation, we certainly knew about him and how he used to make me laugh.

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  14. Love the photos. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  15. My paternal grandparents came to Australia from County Armagh, Northern Ireland in the early 1900s, settling in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, where our father was born...my late older brother and my father, that is...my brother and I, too, were born in Rocky.

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    1. Lee, you do have a strong connection to Ireland.

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