Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Bank Holiday Monday Trip To Valentia Island County Kerry.

Hi every body.  We went to Valentia Island in Kerry yesterday.  It was a lovely day with a lovely South Westerly breeze from the Gulf stream.  

We found the Tetrapod trackway and walked down the steep stone stone slope to the find the tracks.  They only discovered them in 1992.  



 Tetra Pod tracks.  Its said to have existed about 300 Million Years a go.  It could also have happened when Noah built his ark ("the animals came in two by two") and Mr or Mrs Tetra-pod was said to be only about a Metre long.  It's said to be the first creature that walked on Earth.  Instead of being fish the creature was a mammal.  Charles Darwin would have loved this place.  I still like to think God made the Earth in 7 days though.  
 Dinosaur view.
 The tail and the leg tracks - probably!






An incredible thatched house with butterflies and Fuchsia painted on the walls.  I love this house don't you?

Did you go any where?

13 comments:

  1. No bank holiday trips for us because weather was going through a mad patch, (high winds, torrential rain...)so we just stayed cosied up indoors!

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    1. I am sure you will have some great weather soon Vera. Thanks!

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  2. I had to check and yes I've been there. It's the island from where the first transatlantic cable was laid. I don't remember the footprints though. How I could have missed those I'll never know. The weather was just like in your photo. A nice reminder for me.

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    1. You could see the stone quarry from which the slates for many Victorian Billiard tables and the slates for the Houses of Parliament and the cable station from where the Tetrapod lived Gwil. You will have drove passed it. Glad you liked the holiday reminder.

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  3. Yes, I love that house. Paintings on the wall are a lovely idea. Sounds like another good place to visit near you. I didn't go any where, I did my tax papers!

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    1. The house is wonderful isn't it Rachel? Perhaps it will inspire you with your flower drawings. Thanks!

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    1. Yes Sol it's so unspoiled and few of crowds. If anybody wanted a couple of days away from it all. Valentia Island is well worth visiting.

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  5. I discovered a remote signpost pointing out to sea with the legend "Next Pub 3,000 Miles" somewhere thereabouts.

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  6. Would that be in Boston USA,Gwil?

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  7. What a fantastic place. Those foot steps are mighty. Love the cottage

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  8. Hi LA. Yes it is a wonderful place to visit. The cottage is amazing isn't it? There are some very talented people.

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