We met so many wonderful Irish people on this trip. They are not only friendly and helpful, but they are also very playful. Every one of them has been a delight to meet.
Yesterday I said that Paulie made our dinner, but I was wrong. He drove us from the drop spot. His wife, Burdie, made our meals. Here are Burdie, Mary, and I in the front room at their beautiful front room at Blackstone B&B.
The view from the front room was wonderful
Our hike today involved a few confused spots. Once we missed a turn and had to retrace our steps. Another time we waved down a woman who was driving on the back road for directions. We walked on stone paths (which seem to be quite frequent) on these hikes. Notice the stones between the posts on the stile. That is the path.
Mary climbed up that rock because that was the path. Those of you who know the Camino have not walked anything rockier than what we have done in the past 3 days.
On the other hand some of the paths were smooth and easy. Here we walked along the river on the grass.
I loved walking through the birch tree forest.
We asked a woman what this fluffy plant is call. She told us it is a possum.
We don’t know the name of this flower, but Mary captured a photo of a bee on it.
Does anybody know what kind of flower it is?
The views of Lough Caragh and the fields of green added to the joy of today’s hike.
Just before we finally arrived in Glenbaugh we found St Finian’s Holy Well. Mary has been reading about these in a novel. Apparently they were used by the Catholics to bring Pagans into Catholicism.
We arrived ic Glenbeigh by 7:30; just in time to have dinner at the Olde Glenbeigh Hotel (where a woman we saw when we were walking told us would be the best place to eat) and hear delightful Irish Music.