Tuesdays of Texture : May 2, 2017

 

Abandoned

On a recent walk around the Lakes of Killarney, we came across this old abandoned ruin, of what was once a fairly imposing stone buiilding, maybe it once was a hunting or fishing lodge for the gentry, on the shores of the lake, with a very scenic outlook.  Now the bushes and ivy have taken up residence there.

Even the doorway is a bit of a challenge, not even suitable for Norm’s Thursday Doors, but check out more textures over at Narami’s blog.

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Behind : Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge

Are we there yet....are we....

Are we there yet….are we….

the long climb up Cardiac Hill in Killarney, but we were rewarded with great views….eventually!

sitting by the lagoon

sitting by the lagoon

And we quickly hopped over to the Blue Lagoon between Malta and Gozo for a rest under the umbrellas!

Climbing Cardiac Hill

 

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Killarney is a beautiful place, it has the Lakes of KillarneyMuckross House and Gardens,  and Killarney National Park, which consists of about 4 300 acres, with many wild deer roaming the hillsides.   There is also Torc Waterfall and Torc mountain, and many other attractions in the area.

One of these ‘attractions’ is Cardiac Hill, a very steep climb made of uneven stone steps, in all we counted over 3000 steps to get to the top….there is a rope barrier to hold on to, if that is any consolation, and you will probably be completing this course in silence…the exertion of climbing and breathing will not leave much room for anything else.

Are we there yet....are we....

Are we there yet….are we….

Still, we persevered and the views at the top were worth the climb, apart from the aching legs next day, that is!

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

This climb doesn’t bring you to the top of Torc Mountain, in fact I think the trek up to the top of Torc is easier than this one, as it is more spread out with gentler climbs.But that’s for another day!!

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney and Killarney town in the background

Travel Theme : Tiny

Little boat on the Lake

Little boat on the Lake

This boat on the Upper Lake, Killarney, looks so tiny…or maybe it’s because the lake is so big!   And the tiny ducks were out for their first swim with Mama on a summer’s day, swimming as fast as they can to keep up.

Wait for us Mama!

Wait for us Mama!

Linked to Travel Theme : Tiny

The Lakes of Killarney

We recently went hiking in Killarney National Park, around by Muckross House then to Torc Waterfall and we climbed up ‘Cardiac Hill‘ – a very good name for this very steep strenuous climb.   As you will see from the photos though, the climb was definitely worth it, though my body was aching for a few days afterwards!

A Word a Week Photo Challenge : Frame

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Killarney, Ireland

My photos for this challenge were taken in Killarney, and the trees in the National Park do a good job of framing Torc Mountain and the Lakes of Killarney.

The Lakes of Killarney

The Lakes of Killarney

Another view of the Lakes

Another view of the Lakes

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