|Dingle Loop Drive - Starting and Ending at Castlewood House|
|Out of the Blue - Excellent Seafood|
|Almond Sole at Out of the Blue|
We really had quite a bit of good food on this trip, which gave the lie to our expectations of English/Irish cooking.
|Eggs Benedict Supreme, with Smoked Salmon|
Well fortified, we started out on the Dingle Loop. One of the first sights is directly across the Bay from Castlewood House. It's called Milltown House B&B. Robert Mitchum stayed there for a year while he was in Dingle, making the movie, Ryan's Daughter. Staying in that area for a year could not be considered tough duty.
|Miltown House, where Robert Mitchum stayed|
Moving on, we came soon to Ventry Beach, an almost deserted strand as late June is still too early for beaching here. On the whole beach, there was one family, a mother and two small children with plastic table and chairs having their own tea party.
|Tea Party on the Beach|
|Kavanaugh Family Cottage, abandoned during the famine|
|The Walls of Dunbeg Fort, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean|
As I spent some time exploring the fort, the sun came out and the skies turned blue. This became one of the better days, weatherwise, on the trip. Looking out to sea, I could see the Skelig Islands.
|Skelig Islands from the Dunbeg Fort|
|Gallus Oratory - About 1300 years old|