Today is our 5th day in Ireland and we have already seen so much. Today was a very busy day!
We woke up around 8:00am and left the Old Cable House B&B in Waterville. The breakfast was not complimentary so we decided to find a breakfast restaurant as we drove. There were many amazing views along the Ring of Kerry and the little cafe we stopped at also had a beautiful view of the Ring of Kerry and Atlantic Ocean. At the Wave Crest cafe my grandma and I each had rice krispies, strawberry yogurt, a croissant, and toast, while my mom had toast and scrambled eggs. Here are a few photos from the cafe:
Everything was so beautiful along the Ring of Kerry, from the Atlantic Ocean on one side to the fields that were every shade of green on the other side. Even the sky was beautiful because it was light blue and not completely covered with clouds like it usually is!
We had almost finished the Ring of Kerry when we stopped in a little town called Macroom. My grandma and I got out to mail some postcards and buy a few stamps from “The Post” and we also stopped at a little cafe to get hot chocolate and coffee. As we were walking we spotted these two stores:
Stay tuned… I know my name is coming soon!😉
Following this pit stop, we continued on our way. We stopped once to check our low tire pressure, but a little Irish man was so generous that he filled the tire up with air for free!
The next hour was full of maps and signs, as we made our way to Blarney.
We finally made it to Blarney and we checked into our B&B, which was called The White House. This place is so nice and luxurious that we feel like The President here! (Hence, the white house!)
Once we got settled in the room, we headed out for the Blarney Castle. Our B&B was less than a half a mile from the Blarney Castle, so we decided to walk. (It is so close that I can see the Blarney castle from the very place I am writing my blog from right now!)
When we made it to the grounds of the Blarney Castle, the ticket lady told us there was a long “queue” (line) for the castle, so she suggested we walk around the Blarney Gardens for an hour or so. We did just that. Here are the many pictures from the beautiful Blarney Gardens:
After about 45 minutes, we headed to the Castle. The line started as we entered the castle and continued the whole way up. At first the line moved slowly, but then the pace started to pick up. Before we knew it we were climbing the MANY stairs. (About 120 stairs!) I always would briefly stop to explore the numerous rooms and take pictures out of the castle windows. When we finally got up, the view was breathtaking! I was proud of my grandma for making it all the way to the top! Here are the pictures of the outside and inside of the castle and of the view from the top: