Some more picture from another one of my walks around the Sheeps Head Peninsula. The title of the blog is a line from Seamus Heney's poem: The Peninsula. Seamus recommends that you drive, I would say walk.
It was a grey day with leaden skies when I set off on Tuesday morn. Once I had navigated the main road and the cars whizzing past me. I walked up through Gearhies and up Glanlough. This is very hilly and I was wearing my 'rainy day' waterproofs. I think I may have invented a portable sauna!
At the top of Moulamill. I took the following photographs. In the distance is Mizen peninsula. The water is Dunmanus Bay on the south side of the Sheeps Head Peninsula.
I love this boreen and often think of times gone by when donkeys trod this road laden with baskets of furze and turf for the fires. It takes you over to Ahakista. There are a couple of pubs there and you can carry on West to Kilcrohane or turn left like I did and follow the track to Kealties and along the road next to Dunmanus bay on to Durrus. I stopped at my brothers house and the wife called over with tablets for him and gave me a lift back in the car.
An innovative fence post! It's actually an old car axle. Who needs to buy fence posts when there are scrap cars?
Hope you enjoyed the nine mile walk. I have walked twenty nine miles ish this week. Perhaps I was a dog in another life?
Are you going for a walk in the countryside this weekend?
Here's the Seamus Heaney poem: The Peninsula. A bit of culture for you!