Kerry Way; Day 5 Cahersiveen to Waterville-27K





Our host suggested that most people take a cab back to Coars to keep the walk under 30K. After yesterday’s very tough day, I quickly agreed and accepted her offer to arrange our ride after breakfast. Mika was tired of my company I suppose and preferred an easier walk on the road so we agreed to meet at our B&B in Waterville. 

 
 
The taxi driver took me to the old Coars School, where I started up through a field and followed the wrong trail. I eventually backtracked and saw that the actual trail followed a fence up through tough bog land. 
 
 
The first few hours was tough up and down very wet bog lands. But beautiful. Totally quiet though a bit chilly with the wind. 
 
 
At one point I came to a road and followed it and was tempted to stick to the road but kept on the trail and had one more tough uphill. At the crest a sign suggested 5K to Waterville. Wonderful. I certainly had another 5K in me. 
 
 
12K later, cold and exhausted I plodded into Waterville and made my way to Seaclusion B&B. It was an expensive option but perfect after the last 2 days. The friendly owner, upgraded us to the front upstairs room that offered a magnificent view of the sea and sunset. 
 
 
Mika and I sat and enjoyed our hot teas and the epic view. Around 7 we left to walk around and explore the Charlie Chaplin statue and sites. Evidently he was a frequent vacationer here.
 
 
 
 
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We love these unexpected moments that tie our various pilgrimages to each other. A year ago walking the 2000K Via Francigena from Canterbury, England to Rome we walked along Lake Geneva in Switzerland passing through Corsier-sur-Vey, his home from 1952 to his death in 1977.
 
 
After a pint of Guinness we walked back to our wonderful room enjoying the quiet and cozy room.
 
 
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