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Friday 2 November 2012

Photos of the first snow of the 2012/2013 winter season.

These photos were taken at Molls Gap, half way between Kenmare and Killarney, co. Kerry.

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Monday 5 November 2012

Gougane Barra Forest Park is located in the Shehy Mountains and extends from the sheer slopes of Cuain Rua through Green Valley Desmond, to the shores of Gougane Barra Lake in County Cork.
It comprises of 138 hectares in area.

Facilities provided include 5km of motor trail, 10km of hill walks, vista points and nature trails.
We chose the longest and the shortest of these walks.

T h e    O l d    K e r r y    W a y

Tuesday 6 November 2012

The Kerry Way is a long-distance footpath.
The trail starts and finishes in the busy tourist destination of Killarney.
Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside.
Today we did the section from the Torc Waterfall to the Galway's Bridge near Ladies' View in the Killarney area.
Distance is 8,5 kilometers with an ascent of 350 meters.

Thanks to a small group of walking ladies who offered us transport back to our starting point, we could complete the full section today and be home again before dark.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Today we walked the section from (again) the Galway's Bridge near Ladies' View, to the little church in the Black Valley.
Total distance of this section is 7 kilometers, that's 14 kilometers for us to get back to our car at the starting point.
The total ascent on this trail is only 80 meters.

Spotting several white-tailed eagles was our biggest surprise today.
These birds live here since a couple of years and are fitted with clearly visible little transmitters.

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Friday 23 November 2012

A few photos of the sunset over Kenmare River.

Saturday 24 November 2012

A a few more, because a sunset can be so beautiful.
(these 5 photos were taken with our Nokia Lumia 610 smartphone)

The next couple of photos show the same sunset as seen by our Canon EOS 1000D with 300mm telelens.

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