Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ireland Road Trip Part 5 Valentia Island.

In the morning after leaving Camp we headed on towards Cahersiveen our next stop for two nights. On the way we saw a sign to Valentia Island and decided to take a trip across the bridge. There is also a ferry but that is only in operation during the summer months. Valentia Island is one of Ireland's most westerly points and lies off the Iveragh peninsula adjacent to the Ring of Kerry. It was also the eastern terminus of the first commercially viable transatlantic telegraph cable.
The old slate quarry.


Grotto at the quarry. I don't know what the white pentagon is. It wasn't visible to either of us when I took the photo!


Slate everywhere!

Even the rocks on the beach were the same colour as the slate.


After a walk along the rocky beach we drove back over the bridge into Portmagee,

Memorial to those who lost their lives in the local waters.


The gulls seemed to know there was more bad weather on the way and were flocking close to shore. (Sorry Tabbies!)


And so we continued on to check in to our home for the next two nights.

4 comments:

  1. The Mom and Dad said WOW, such a nice trip, so many wonderful things to see.

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  2. noe knead ta a pol o gize mizzuz eric N flynn, we like fotoz one sew much we dinna
    even see de gullz in fotoz ten !! :) ♥♥

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  3. Oh wow. What a great place to explore. I want to go too.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  4. The waves sure look like they know the storm was coming. Slate was a great trade for a long time, like the lakes. I bet the old workings are now as much a landmark as the memorials and the hills.
    Purrs
    ERin

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