We set off from the Park and began moving around the ring of Kerry. We were heading toward Valentia Island, which is near where most set off to go to Skellig (also where they sell lots of “Skellig Wars” T-shirts featuring seagulls with Storm Trooper helmets). Incidentally, the Puffins also hang out there, and there is a little museum/curio shop/tourist trap there, which we popped in to, satisfying my aunt’s puffin hunt. Prior to that, however, we had to drive there.
It was a windy road.
We stopped, of course, to take a lot of pictures–because it is a beautiful drive, but also because sitting in the back seat can be blech. Also, we, in total, saw at least nine rainbows (or the same rainbow at nine different times in nine different spots). So before we crossed over onto Valentia, we stopped in Portmagee, walked around for a bit, and went to the Bridge Bar for lunch. The food was good, but not overly remarkable, and we enjoyed our afternoon. Unfortunately, we had decided to drive back to Cork that day, instead of staying over someplace else, so we had to leave basically as soon as all of us had stretched our legs and gotten over our car headaches.
Maybe next time we’ll be able to stay longer. On the other hand, if you aren’t heading over to Skellig, there doesn’t seem to be like there’s that much to do there, unless you’re attending their New Year’s celebrations, and it isn’t New Years (they have pretty much the best New Year’s Eve parties, or so I’ve heard). So back we went.