This had to be my favourite part of the walk, from the beautiful lodge on Lake Inagh to the very appealing village of Leenane, nestled at the end of Killary Harbour. Once again we walked along the Western Way, mouths agape at the range of colours of the Maumturk mountains and sheep grazing pastures. The weather was perfect with the occasional bank of clouds flowing over the mountains.
Farms were far and few between and we could see vertigo-inducing fences (and sheep) stretching up to the peaks of the mountains.
Occasionally a small wooded area would beckon...we could feel the presence of fairies ...
There was a small bridge and a sinking boardwalk to help us get through this boggy area.
This photo shows the type of boards we had to walk on...for miles and miles...through the bog on "The Wet Day!" a few days previous. They caused pain in the hips and knees (and psyche) but we made it.
Still headed the right way!!
OMG! Killary Harbour, a fjord! The photos below represent about 1/1000th of the photos I took from that moment on. Feeling very blessed to witness such natural beauty.
The village of Leenane off in the distance.
Can you see us? Kind of a "selfie" :)
Oh yes, I could wake up to this every morning!!
Walking into Leenane...
Homes for insects...
The view from our little hotel balcony...we had walked to our B&B only to find out we had been transferred to the village hotel due to some water issue! We felt really fortunate as the hotel was fantastic AND we were staying there two nights!
The tide is out!
The mountain on the left of the photo below is where we were hiking.
We had walked past the hotel on our way to the B&B - now we were staying there!!
This is my view...
It was a fabulous treat after hiking all day...
...the "lounge" where a fire was burning...I see you Annie!
...now...how inviting is this?!
...Annie made herself right at home!
There was a gorgeous garden across the street...
...still blooming magnificently!
...watch out - we're everywhere!!
Next: The Famine Trail