I stand away from the group looking over the edge of a cliff, my eyes burning from the sun, while I listen to the wind as it rushes around me, lifting strands of hair away from my face. April is my reward for enduring January thru March. Three months of rain and cloudy skies give way to long stretches of sunshine and warmer temperatures. I’m still wearing a jacket, but at least I’ve been able to finally discard the heavy sweaters underneath. After a few moments, I rejoin the group for a photo, ready to tackle the next part of the drive.
We drove from Kilkenny to Ballenskellig, covering the Northern and Western part of the Ring of Kerry. Notable stops included Kerry’s Most Spectacular Cliffs (entry charge of €4.50 each, but who could resist that name?!) and Portmagee. We stayed at Skellig Hostel, which was a great bargain. The hostel was clean, private, and quiet.
Photography by Rebekah Marenda Burder.