This morning we trekked out into the Wicklow mountains after another hearty Irish breakfast. We met our tour guide Stephen and 12 tour mates before making our way towards the mountains. Unfortunately, as usual our luck was down and today turned out to be a foggy day. Not so good for sight seeing. We drove south of Dublin for about an hour and Stephen pulled our bus over. He said if you look out over that cliff on the left you can usually see out over the Sea between Ireland and England. WE COULDNT EVEN SEE THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF... so we carried on.
We drove for about another 45 minutes trying to make out anything in the distance but all we could see was the fog at the edge of the road. Then Stephen pulled the bus over and said to walk up this hill and over the top we would see a lake. So we trudged up this hill through the fog to see this lake and as we passed over the top we were looking for this lake. We kept walking and then I realised that I was standing about 5 metres from the edge of the lake. We took a couple of snaps and then continued our voyage.
We continued south and eventually headed down a goat track in search of guiness lake. A lake with dark water and white sand which when it mixes looks like a glass of guinness settling. There is a single house at the base of a cliff near the lake which has been rented by such celebrities as Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson when they visit Ireland. The house is owned by the president of the Guinness factory.
We continued on for another hour and stopped in Glendalough in the south of Ireland for some lunch. The lady who owned the pub that we had lunch at passed recently aged 112. It is quite common for the people of Glendalough to live to over 100 years of age. After having a beautiful meal of fish and chips we headed for the historic sight of the Glendalough Monestry.
The monestry was founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin. The remains of the monastery are located beside the Lower Lake and the Upper Lake. There is a 33m tower which was used to guard the monestry against attacks. There is also St Kevins Cross which some say if you can wrap your arms around it means 3 things . Your wish that you make whilst hugging the cross will come true. That you will return some day, and that you have long arms....
We wandered through the Glendalough Natural Park and viewed both Lower and Upper lake and all the surrounding water falls. Following this we finally made our way home and on the way we made our way past the sight where the movie Reign of Fire was filmed.
Hope to hear from you all soon and you will visit for more adventures....