Wild Atlantic Way, Day Eleven:

Today we drove around the rest of the Dingle Peninsula, passing through Dunquin, Ventry and then back through Dingle town heading for the Conor pass. This was a nice drive, but the pass itself wasn’t as high as some of the passes we have done previously. On the road leading down the other side of the pass we stopped at Peddlers Lake, which is a lake that sits high in the mountains formed during the ice age. If it was a slightly better day this would be a beautiful spot for a natural swim, as the water was very still and crystal clear. After this we continued driving north, following the Wild Atlantic Way to Tralee. We had our lunch here, and then took the main road to Tarbert. Once in Tarbert we boarded the Shannon ferry and sailed over to Killmer. We then drove down the peninsula to the bridges of Ross, where we parked the van up and walked a short distance along the cliff path until we spotted an enormous natural stone arch with the ocean flowing freely in and out of a large cove below. We stayed here for about an hour exploring the area and taking it all in, then we got back into the van and drove further along the peninsula to Loop Head. Here there was a lighthouse signal station and another cliff path, this one was extremely high and made us feel slightly dizzy! It was now 6pm, so we finished up and started driving back up the peninsula to Doonbeg where we parked in a quiet carpark for the night. We where tired after a long day so we fell asleep pretty quickly!

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