On the previous day, October 7, we drove from Sneem to Castletownbere via the Ballighbeama Gap and Killarney National Park.
Our landlady in Castletownbere wasn’t the chatty sort but when Al asked her what the secret was to her perfectly poached eggs she gave him these instructions:
How to Poach an Egg Perfectly
- Add a little salt to the water (NOT vinegar)
- Bring the water to a full boil.
- Break the egg into a small cup and then lower gently into the water.
She also advised us to go to the Tourist Info in Glengariff to book our nights in Kinsale. It would have been a great idea if there had happened to be a tourist info there but there wasn’t.
We backtracked around the tip of the Beara Peninsula to see what we had missed the day before.The villages all had brightly coloured houses.
The roads were narrow and occasionally dwindled to almost nothing.The heath up close showing prickley plants and heather in bloom. Directional signs about the cable car to an island on our Beara Peninsula drive.
October 8th. From here we went on to the Mizen Head Peninsula before ending up in Skibbereen.