Category Archive: Frontier Market Scouts

Rock me, Mama

Rock me, Mama

On our way from Kinsale to Wicklow today, we stopped at the Rock of Cashel.  The Rock is a mass of stone piled systematically atop a hill in order to form a habitation. It was a castle where kings lived until the thirteenth century or so, when it was repurposed…

 

Walking distance

Walking distance

O, colourful Kinsale. I started this post yesterday, but stopped when I realised that no post about Kinsale could be complete without dozens of pictures of colour-saturated stucco. I probably should have taken pictures of more monuments and landmarks, but no matter.  Enjoy.  (Maybe that gallery worked? I blame PHP…

 

Kinsale at Large

Kinsale at Large

Meant to post this last night obviously, but had reached the end of my patience with wandering for Wifi.  Well, the Wifi’s not great in the room we’re in, so I’ll leave with the fact that we made it to Kinsale.  Interestingly, we both separately were desirous of visiting this…

 

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Today I almost killed Daddy. Not intentionally, mind you! And I did very seriously consider alternatives in order to guarantee his safety.  It all started innocently enough. We breakfasted at our usual hour. We drove into town. We rented bikes. We headed to Reen Pier at Ross Castle. We boarded…

 

I Fell into a Burning Ring of Kerry

I Fell into a Burning Ring of Kerry

Somehow I was imagining that the Ring of Kerry was some sort of tourist attraction in itself, instead of just a way to drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. But so it is, another drive. A beautiful drive, at that. This is what you think of when you think of Ireland. …

 

A Tingle for Your Dingle

A Tingle for Your Dingle

We’re trying to find a day that’s neither windy nor promises to rain in the afternoon. In the mean time, we have other activities that aren’t so weather-dependent, including more driving about—including, as I mentioned yesterday, down the Dingle peninsula.  Let me attempt to convey it with pictures and panoramas. …

 

Over in Killarney

Over in Killarney

Today we drove south, through The Burren again and past it, around and down towards Killarney. And yes, I keep having Toora Loora Loora stuck in my head.  We said goodbye to our lovely hosts Anne and John in Galway and took the scenic route so we could take more silly…

 

Galway Walking Tour

Galway Walking Tour

After two driving days, we took ourselves on a walking tour of Galway. I won’t post too many pictures today lest I repeat myself. I wish that I could post something more useful, too, like what it’s like to drive in Ireland (awesome, but impossible to depict without videos), but…

 

Connemara Coast

Connemara Coast

Perhaps plucky is a better term for Juan Diego, and I was a bit harsh. But no matter. My judgement stands.  Today we took a trip up the Connamara coast, to catch what we could of this side of the Wild Atlantic.  Our destination was a six-mile loop called Sky…

 

Juan Diego

Juan Diego

Today we headed south to the Cliffs of Moher.  I was honestly more excited for the Burren, which said something silly like it was Europe’s most interesting scenery. I mean, Europe’s fine and all, but I totally agree. I could hike this place for days—and maybe I will, someday.  Understandably,…

 
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