Monday, November 28, 2016

Seefin Loop Walk above Caragh Lake and two book tips.

Road leading to the Windy Gap

Fog over Caragh Lake, Macgillycuddy´s Reeks top right

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Summit of Seefin Mountain 493m

Rossbeigh beach and Dingle Bay

Caragh Lake and Macgillycuddy´s Reeks panorama out of 11 portrait shapes

My local butcher in Cahersiveen (Miller´s Butcher)  suggested to me to go for a walk up Seefin Mountain. He showed me a photo on his mobile phone that looked very promising. I started early from the road leading for Treanmanagh where my friend the painter Pauline Bewick lives. Walking towards the Windy Gap I went eventually to the right for the ridge of Seefin Mountain. Reaching the top is easy enough even for unexperienced walker. You are rewarded with great vistas towards Dingle, Rossbeigh beach, Glencar and the Macgillycuddy Reeks. You will find a description of the walk in Adrian Hendroff´s wonderful book "Killarney to Valentia Island- The Iveragh Peninsula" a fantastic walking guide. You find the book here or in local book shops. Another book that I came across recently is by my friend Valerie O`Sullivan, "The Macgillycuddy´s Reeks. Valerie is a photographer based in Killarney. Apart from great photos of the scenery the book gives a great insight of peoples lives, traditions and the community spirit around the reeks. You´ll find it here or at your local book store. A great Christmas gift!
©Michael Herrmann 2016