A Short Trip to Kerry
The recent May bank holiday weekend provided a great opportunity to take a short break to Kenmare in Co. Kerry. Weather conditions were mixed to say the least but there were sufficient dry intervals to go out and about with the camera. The cloud cover helped to add a bit of extra drama and atmosphere to some scenes.
There was a motor rally taking place around the county over the weekend which resulted in some roads being closed for extended periods. However, this just meant finding some alternative and interesting routes to chosen locations.
The photos in this post were taken over several days and cover aspects of the Ring of Beara, Killarney lakes and the woods on the Muckross Estate. I will shortly post another blog from this trip which will showcase Muckross Abbey which I visited for the first time.
Most pleasing of all was the opportunity to discover the famous derelict cottage deep inside the Black Valley. There are a couple of shots of this below – and although this was the wettest day of the trip, it only served to provide a suitably atmospheric vibe at this location.
I hope you enjoy these photos. I always welcome feedback so please feel free to leave comments or suggestions.