Wild Atlantic Way, Day Nine:

Today we woke up to a very windy Derrynane, but the rain had thankfully passed. We had cereal in the van and did some photograph editing, before starting a long drive back up through the Ring of Kerry. We decided to take the scenic route through the mountains starting at Waterville, and then headed towards the Gap of Dunloe. We drove part of this route a couple of days ago (although we couldn't see anything because of bad weather), so we thought we would do it again so we could see it this time. This drive took about 2 to 3 hours in total, which consisted of some steep, winding mountain roads. On the way up to the gap the road was very clear, and it was a great drive that had incredible views. We had our lunch at a viewpoint at the top, and then continued on down the other side. This was a tricky drive, as the road was very steep and winding, and there was quite a lot of traffic on it, with cars, people and horse carts. Because of this we couldn’t really stop where we wanted to without blocking the road, but nonetheless the views were breathtaking. If we were to do this again we would definitely walk it, just so we could take it all in. We then continued our drive to the Dingle Peninsula, where our first stop for the night was Inch beach. Upon our arrival, we got the van stuck in the sand and needed a number of people to help us out, but we got there in the end! We also made some friends in the process. For dinner we had curry, and took advantage of the local takeaway to get some chips. After dinner we went for a long walk along the beach before calling it a day.

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