Wild Atlantic Way, Day Eight:

Today we woke up to an overcast and slightly windy day. We had breakfast and drove to Rossbeigh beach, which is a section of beach that stretches out into the ocean towards Dingle. There were some nice waves here which were good for us to practice surfing, so we decided to take the plunge and get into the water. When we got in we were pleasantly surprised by the temperature, as we both expected it to be freezing, but actually it was pretty mild. We stayed in the water for about an hour, before we noticed a storm rolling in so we headed back to the van to get dried off and packed up. Unfortunately we weren’t quick enough and the heavens opened, and trying to get everything dry was a nightmare! Eventually we got everything packed into the van and began driving towards the end of the peninsula. We stopped at Brays Head, where we did a 5 km walk around some of the biggest cliffs in Kerry. This is a really nice walk with amazing views from the top. It was now 6 PM, so we drove further around the coast to Derrynane beach to park up for the night. This has been one of my favourite camping spots so far and is certainly one we hope to return to. We made dinner and went to bed early as we knew there was another big storm on the way. The rain pelted down and the wind howled and shook the van, and we were woken by water dripping on Nathan’s feet... it turns out our faulty seal isn’t fixed yet.

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