Woke about 6:30 and decamped.
Laughing at myself as I take a crap and then walk back stepping in my own shit. Eejit.
Two Belgians come by at 7AM. They were camping back up the hill a bit which I am grateful for as I enjoyed the solitary evening.
Enjoyed the walk over the mountain sticking to the high ridge the entire way. Beautiful views. Made it back to the cable car arriving at 9:15.
I saw the cable car coming so I hustled down the hill and walked up the ramp just as it came in. I was surprised when it immediately started going back. I sat there going what the hell cussing out Paddy. So I sat down and waited about 25 minutes for it to return to the mainland and back.
An older couple pulled up at the last minute and I helped them with their luggage. Paddy O’Neill and Nory from Killarney. Very nice. They ended up giving me a lift back to Allihies. Saw no need to walk this stretch again. They were from around here as kids and seemed to know Paddy. I was giving Paddy some shit for not letting me on the Cable Car. Good Craic.
Back at the hostel there was another guest. Liam and we talked quite a bit. He is a farmer and solicitor from Tipperary. Has Dyslexia though which is amazing to me for a solicitor. Had an interesting story about Brian, a guy abused by nuns and priests as a kid.
We immediately started talking about all kinds of things; travel, philosophy, the Camino. Our conversation flowed into Buddhism and he drove me up into the hills to check out a Buddhist Meditation Retreat facility. I have only done these retreats in Thailand and Nepal. Seemed like a good place to do a retreat in the West. Feeling grateful and happy with the decision to accept ride as I was able to spend several hours with Liam.