Sonny Daze World Tour travel blog

I hit County Cork in the evening. The countryside was drenched and beautiful with rolling green hills and distant mountains. I'm heading away from the big cities to find out more about Ireland and Irish culture.

First night in Cork: Smaller version of Dublin with a pretty city nestled around the river. Can't say much because I left in the morning. I'm looking to get away from big cities for a little while and so I'm headed to the tip of one of the southwestern-most peninsulas in Ireland, to a place called Allihies on the Beara Peninsula.

Second night in Allihies: The weather turned into gale force winds and driving cold rain and then gathered strength throughout the night. By daybreak it was PLAIN nasty outside !! It broke off around 3pm and I gathered my things and then hitchhiked to Kenmare.

Third, Fourth and Fifth nights in Kenmare: Nice hostel. The weather's chilly but reasonable. The city nitelife was amusing and good fun !!! Very nice people and a beautiful little town.

Sixth night: Camped on the ocean side near Caherdaniel. Walked into the village along a rural road for a few miles. Two pubs. One open for food and drink at this hour (it was 8:30 pm). Walked to another pub past where I was camped and met some wonderful people (Yo Thomas). Played some music for them and then back to my sea-side home. Woke up to a rainy day. Packed up and was picked up by two exquisite girls from New Zealand (Hi Lauren and Sherry ! ). Got soaked later standing in the rain for two hours to get a ride to Dingle. Arrived wet and hungry but Thanks to Gerrod and Ed I found what I needed.

Seventh night: Dingle is a excellent town and I highly advise a visit. Eat at The Goat Street Cafe where Ed is the Chef and proprietor. I toured the city then headed up in the mountains for Conor Pass.

Eighth night: An Chonaire (Conor Pass). Wow !! I camped on the cliffside above An Chonaire and what a view. Below me were over 90 stone structures dating from 2500 BC up ! As soon as I got my tent set up on the precipice, the storm hit. I was all night in howling winds and driving rain. Keeping my sleeping bag dry and staying warm became my only priority. I was completely enveloped by clouds up there. When I woke up ..... what a view !!! It was all worth it to see what I saw (pics ASAP). I packed up, climbed down and made my way north to see if I could reach Doolin before dark.

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