We could not have asked for more beautiful weather or scenery.
Walking along, noticing the flora, I couldn’t help but think of leprechauns and trolls.
Pretty but treacherous – see the rocks in the trail?
In some places, we couldn’t sidestep the rocks but rather had to plow right through them. In others, the rocks were mixed with boot-sucking mud. I mean, literally, in a couple of places, one or the other of my boots was sucked clean off my foot. I took to making up haikus in my head:
Rocky flat good for legs.
Rocky up good for heart.
Rocky down good for naught.
The walkers are walking
The buzzards are circling
They say, “Look! Tasty treats!”
As usual, I was dillydallying way behind Kathie and Kathleen. Can you see the tiny figures way up ahead? If you’re anything like me, you’re more focused on the spectacular view in the background…and also on the horsie moseying up to see if I have a treat to offer.
Our hostess referred us to Frank’s Pub for dinner, where I had homemade vegetable soup, soda bread, and salad. Yum! The young waiter/bartender was very sweet. I loved his accent! He recommended the apple pie, so we took a slice to go and stopped by the Daniel O’Connell Catholic Church on our way out. Supposedly, this is the only Catholic church in the world named after a person who is not a saint. Huh.
Back in the room, I noticed blisters starting on my right heel and both big toes. Not good.
(If you want to see a description of the hike we took, go to the Macs Adventure site here)