"Kerry in the rain" County Kerry by evaanna
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When I was leaving for Ireland I had plans to do some sightseeing in Kerry on my own, but, not having a car or a driving licence, I would have had to join a tour from Killarney anyway so in the end I took a 12-hour tour to the Ring of Kerry from Cork with Bus Eireann. The price was reasonable - EUR 27.00 (children - EUR 18.00, OAPs/students - EUR 24.00), which of course did not include any extras like meals but for me the most important thing was to get there at all. The trip was very interesting and would have been even more so be it not for the rainy and foggy weather which set in as soon as we left Killarney. Unfortunately, we did not see Muckross House and Abbey near Killarney - the coach had been parked at the bus station so, apart from the main street with its colourful shops, we were not able to see much. The driver did say something about some problems with parking by the Abbey but it was little consolation.
Later we missed out on the best views of the islands, the fog engrossed them all. But even so the trip gave me an idea what the countryside of Kerry looks like. I loved the wilderness, the lush greenery dotted with masses of wild flowers or flowering shrubs, the fresh air and the great open spaces with mountains or the sea in the distance. If you take this trip, you must accept the risk that the sun may not shine on you. The driver didn't even stop at some places as the views were completely obscured by fog. Of course, if you travel by coach you cannot stop wherever you like so some of my pictures were taken from the coach window - I hope you will forgive me the reflections of light. I liked some of the scenery so much that I couldn't resist taking them - I could only do it like this or not at all. Many pictures were taken in the rain - from under my umbrella. I hope you enjoy them anyway and perhaps take better ones if you go on the tour in better weather.
This page does not include our first stop - at Macroom Castle, as it is still in County Cork and has been added to my County Cork page.
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