The Beara Way Day 3; Lauragh to Eyeries-27K

Left Lauragh after a big Irish breakfast. There were 2 Polish women walking the opposite direction at breakfast. First non-Germans I’ve met since Killarney. Headed out about 9 enjoying a walk through the forest before an ascent up into the hills to two stone circles.

Kept climbing above the tree line enjoying wonderful views of the hills and bay.

At one point I ran into a group of 15-20 led by a dude in an REI hat. Paddy was his name and he was leading a tour of Americans. They seemed to get a kick out of the fact that I had walked here from Dublin.

Kept walking through the muddy bog before descending into the small town of Ardgroom. Sat on a bench enjoying some tea and an orange before continuing on through the small town and a winding road before ascending up into high bog land.

Tough walking for a couple of hours before reaching another old road that took me into Eyeries.

In town I continued on to Cappa B&B owned by Fran Cronin. Met her son Mark in 8th grade and cleaned up and enjoyed a nice tea while sitting on the front patio enjoying a spectacular view of the mouth of the bay, the Skelligs and other small islands as well as the mountains of Kerry and the green fields of Eyeries.

There were two German couples staying here. One with a small boy and the other without kids. The kidless ones told me about Tori Point in the North East and offered to get me something in town as well as a beer. Very nice.

Evidently there is a 2 week holiday period in Germany right now explaining all the Germans. Fran made me a dinner of ham and cheese, chips and salad. A nice end to a wonderful day.

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