Nick takes a few days off to visit Judith, August 2006.
A sunny day - let's go to Sheep's Head!
Sheep's Head Peninsula, County Cork
the elderly cat, balances on a first floor window ledge as we drive off.
"I'm sure she'll be fine!" I reassure Judith.
walk combines low, rugged hills and a splendid cliff coastline.
|The Sheep's Head Walk is 88 km long, following old tracks and roads around the peninsula from Bantry to the headland and back.|
|The peninsula is a narrow range of hills stretching nearly 40 km into the Atlantic.|
drove as far as we could until we reached the tip.
A fine "sticky bun" shop greats us, before we set off on our walk.
A well-signposted footpath leads past rocky outcrops to the lighthouse at the tip.
|Hidden behind rocks is a backup generator and diesel tank. Everything is well painted!|
|Sheep's Head Lighthouse was built in 1968.|
|Leaving Sheep's Head we head Bantry, a short distance away.|
I always enjoy visiting Bantry. It's a bustling, thriving place.
Every time I visit there's something new being built, or another
restaurant to try.
|Well known for its mussels, I choose a steak for my evening meal.|
Another sunny day! We're busy preparing for Judith's party.
The evening finds us at the Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Hotel. There's a fine seawater spa to indulge in.
We watch the sunset, enjoying yet more Guinness!
Farewell Ireland, I'll be back!
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