On our second day in Ireland, we drove as far as Killarney, booking into a B and B with a Maura and Mike O'Sullivan. Their establishment was guarded by a delightful dog, a red cloud kelpie, named Sally.
This morning, we set off on the Ring of Kerry, quoted as the most beautiful part of Ireland. It was a wonderful drive. We saw hill forts, mountains, lakes, rivers, trees and fields with black faced sheep on impossibly steep slopes. We saw lots of dogs-golden retrievers, border collies, on a day of mostly clouds interspersed with sunshine. When we read a sign advertising the "Best View In The World as long as there is no fog," we realised how fortunate we were with the weather. Things could always be worse.
Every time we stopped for a meal, as we toured Ireland, we were impressed by the number and quality of the eateries. We could always buy a hot meal, without too much searching and fussing.
We used lots of Internet cafes during this time, as our laptop worked only intermittently, and it was often hard to find a wifi connection. They have the latest in communication equipment, people using webcams to speak face to face, telephones provided for calls to Africa from exotically clad callers, benches for those with their own wireless computers. One Internet cafe supplied a hot drink free to warm us as we used their equipment.