Thank You Ireland, We Hope to See You Again

Knowing today was a short walk, Amy and I did not feel too rushed to leave this morning. We left our guesthouse at about 10 am and the weather was amazing. It is the warmest day we have had yet. And the sky was blue filled with white clouds. When the weather is good here it seriously can't be beat.

 River running through the farmland

River running through the farmland

Our walk took us along a tarmac road out of Castlegregory and then it met up with the beach again. For us, walking as many miles as we have on the beach with so few people has been a highlight of our trip. The beaches here are clean and feel remote. They are often flanked by high sand dunes with tall green grasses.

 Photo credit: Amy Maruska

Photo credit: Amy Maruska

We stopped a lot to take pictures today, naturally. The path led us off the beach onto another tarmac road and as we approached the Sea View House B&B we took our final steps off The Dingle Way.

We walked 93 miles, took 225,945 steps and climbed 481 floors. WOW!

Walking through Ireland has afforded us an experience the ordinary tourist can't get by driving through each town. We have traversed farmlands, mountains, beaches and villages and seen views you can only get on foot.

We have spoken to the kindest of locals genuinely interested in our experience of the walk and of their country. We have been fed some wonderful food made with love.

But above all, the best part is going through this experience with the amazing partner I have in Amy. I feel so fortunate that we have created this memory together for a lifetime.

 Last trail marker. Finished! 

Last trail marker. Finished!