We left our opulent hotel before dawn, emerging into a lamp lit canal-side street, with the moon glowing overhead. The occasional bicycle whizzed past, the soft clunk of the chain alerting us. Our wheeled bags rumbled on the quiet cobbles, we waved at a lady of the night standing in her red light window, and soon we were at the station, then the airport.
The plane came down in thick cloud, the ground only appearing as a white line on the Tarmac as we touched down in Cork! After finding the hire car we wound south to the colorful seaside town of Kinsale, and along the narrow winding scenic road towards Clonakilty where the sun was shining. We noticed that there are no pavement cafes, and ended up eating a delicious fish and chip lunch safe inside a snug pub, since obviously sunshine an warmth are unusual here.We found Drombeg Stone Circle quite easily, but watched low cloud obscuring the sea and fields while we wandered around looking at the early stone hut remains, and generally soaked up the atmosphere. I made an essence here, more about that later. Beautiful heather and fuscia brightened the lanes!
our B&B is Hagal Healing Farm, high on the hills above Bantry Bay … The perfect place for a good massage and delicious home-grown food … We heard frogs in the night and roosters at dawn, so today we off walking to another stone circle, and exploring around Bantry. I started the day in the Sky Room, meditating as sunrays slowly struggled through the cloud.