Sneem to Blackwater Bridge

| September 14, 2015

Sneem to Blackwater Bridge

9.29 miles; ireland today brought more rain. in fact, the local weather service issued a flood warning for the area, so it’s not just me complaining. so i decided to cut this hike short and got a cab from blackwater bridge to my b&b. the trail was basically either a mud pit or a brook, […]

Cahirdaniel to Sneem

| September 12, 2015

Cahirdaniel to Sneem

12.9 miles; ireland well this day went decidedly better than yesterday. the sun was  (intermittently) shining, and there was (intermittently) no rain. that’s not to say there wasn’t a rain shower or three, but still, it beat the all day heavy rain of yesterday. my route took me right back by the blind piper. i’d […]

Waterville to Cahirdaniel

| September 11, 2015

Waterville to Cahirdaniel

7.65 miles; ireland today’s hike started in the village of waterville, kerry. and that was an omen! it was raining to start, and never once let up, all day long. at times, the rain was wind-driven, fortunately at my back, but still, and the temps were in the 50’s. it was a most wet, cold, […]

A Harrowing Beginning

| September 9, 2015

A Harrowing Beginning

i know i promised a real hiking post sometime today, but that was before u.s. airways stranded me in philadelphia for 24 hours. yup. because the first plane had “mechanical problems,” and the second plane first didn’t have a flight crew for an hour, and then no working lavatories, requiring, yes, more mechanics, my flight […]

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