This morning we start walking. The weather report is for a mostly cloudy but dry day. Would you believe it, Bob and I chose the same hiking shoes. I believe we were both influenced by Billy Baker. Billy uses this shoe for the Tahoe 200.
This is truly a beautiful part of the world. The people are friendly, the food is good, the weather can be a challenge. Today we had a couple hours of rain and wind. The mist hid some of the great views of Bantry Bay when we were at high elevation.
The scenery is spectacular. It quickly changes from lush forest to rocky grasslands. Today the path traversed mostly high meadow sheep pastures. We encountered many sheep on the path. Some moved but others just watched us.
Bob had some medical issues recently. He shared with me that he would dream of doing this hike as he recovered. It means a great deal to me to be able to share this special adventure with him.
We completed over eighteen miles today. That included over 500 meters of elevation gain and loss. Pretty good for a couple of old geezers. We hiked from Glengarriff to Adrigole.
2 thoughts on “First Day”
Lovely and very different scenery from your earlier pilgrimage.
Having slugged through mud and sheep poop all day in the rain; yes, it is different from the last one.