Today, we left Dingle and drove to the Killarney area where we passed through the Gap of Dunloe, a beautiful area in Ireland's tallest mountain range called the MiGillicuddy Reeks. Most of us walked or at least walked some, but considering that this was only the morning adventure with more to follow, Anne drove in the van with John again and enjoyed the 7.5 mile route and views more leisurely. The van would go to a certain point and if any of the walkers wanted a ride for awhile, they could climb in. This gave Anne another opportunity to paint too.
At the end of this road was our lunch stop, Lord Brandon's Cottage, and from there we boarded open boats for a cruise up the Killarney Lakes. This was quite different and really gorgeous in a different way. Our landing spot was at 15th century Ross castle near Killarney, where we had a tour of the castle - very fascinating. Finally we boarded a jaunting cart (horse and open buggy) for a ride back to our hotel and dinner.