Away from Killarney by midday we stop at Lidl for supplies before starting the Ring of Kerry anti clockwise. This is direction the coaches do it and we feel like we are in a beast sometimes.
Our first stop is Killorglin and we find a spot in the carpark with ease and it’s free so that’s a good start. It’s looking a little run down with a few closed businesses. We wander down to the River Laune to take a look at the eight arched bridge and then do a bit of a loop admiring the murals along the way. There’s a big annual festival on 10,11 & 12 August called The Puck Fair which all the local businesses support which involves a wild goat, a queen, lots of entertainment and drinking until 3am. It’s one of the oldest festivals in Ireland and has been going since the 1600’s.
On the road again and we decide to stop at Rossbeigh Beach for lunch. It’s a lovely spot, apart from the roadworks on the way in, with parking running along the top of the beach facing Dingle Bay. After butties and a Nata we wander along the sand for some sea air. The sun comes out on the way back and it’s lovely. The beach is actually on a spit of land jutting into the bay and we can see the Dingle Peninsula in the distance.
Back in the van we stop at Mountain Stage viewpoint which spectacular views over the bay for a few photos.
Cahersiveen is our final destination today. We are staying at Mannix Bay campsite. Right on the coast it’s a lovely spot. It’s warm enough for a cuppa outside until the wind gets up a bit. Sun is shining over the bay.
We wander into Cahersiveen for a drink and dinner. Visit a few pubs and eat nachos and pizza in a converted church.
Back at the van it’s now dark and the sky is clear and sparkling with stars. We both see a shooting star too but different ones. Enjoy a beer stargazing and looking out over the bay all wrapped up. Another lovely day.