Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

Cloghane to Castlegregory


We retrieved our clothes from the drying room this morning and got ready for our day.  After another great breakfast we were ready to leave.

This very simple looking B&B was a great place to be last night.  I forgot to say that it has been in the same family since 1830.



Of course it was raining when we left.  We stopped at the bakery to thank the woman who gave us a ride yesterday.



We had to buy cinnamon rolls.

I loved this doorway and ivy growing on the brick wall.  The woman who lives next door told us that there are hundreds of birds living in this ivy.


In spite of the drizzle we had some nice views.


We could see the mountain getting socked in again and thought about the people up there walking today.

What a great Irish home by a river.


After walking about 3 – 4 km on the road we arrived at the beach.



Then we walked along the Fermolye Strand out to the end of the peninsula along the beach.  It is the longest beach in Ireland (10.5 km).  Mary and I were the only ones on the beach until the very end.  When we began there was plenty of space for us to walk on the hard part of the sand.  When tide began coming rising, we  sometimes had to walk on the rocks.  This was certainly an easier hike than yesterday.


I spent a lot of time today thinking about my brother, Bob.  He so loved walking on the beach.  Wherever he would be, he would try to get to a beach.  I still can’t quite believe he is gone.  The last time I spoke to him, he was down at the beach near Atlantic City.  He would have loved this beach and the other beaches in Ireland.  I will so miss listening to him tell me stories about his walks.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

3 thoughts on “Cloghane to Castlegregory

  1. Amazing, Nancy! With you every step of the way. x


  2. I think you are certifiably nuts and we should have you checked out when you return home! Miss you tons! PLEASE STAY SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. We just returned from the Oregon beach. I’m like your brother, can’t go there enough and so many memories. Good you could enjoy the beach in memory of your brother. I’m sure he was with you every step of the way;.


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