Sunday, May 09, 2010

Cycling in South West Kerry

At breakfast this morning Eva suggested to go down to the Glen, (St. Finians Bay) to get our Bikes out of the shed.
The day looked just perfect for it and after a bit cleaning and pumping we went ahead. The first thing I did notice was this wonderful feeling of freedom when the wind goes in your face and the sun makes you wondering if things can get any better. You look in to the blue sky and wonder about the ash clouds from Iceland.
Kerry is a great place for cycling when you avoid the main roads. You`ll  pass farmhouses and old sheds that you´ll never notice when you drive in a car. Landscape details like a small river going down a hill or trees and flowers come in your elevated view. Horses, cows and donkeys are everywhere and of course the sound of the sheep is in the air.
As you see at the photo above, I parked the bike right in the middle of the road, traffic is really no issue here .
You can rent bikes in Eamon Casey´s Shop in Cahersiveen or you bring your own.
Discover Kerry by bike and with your camera!

St.Finians Bay, a typical scene
Donkeys near Ballinskelligs
great view to the Skelligs
a vintage tractor
hope to see you here one day!

all photos taken with Lumix LX3