Monday 11th February2019

Day13 Ballyorgan to Ballylanders

Distance 21km

Terrain,  mountain track,  and roads

Track,   Moderate.

Stamp   Hostel in Kilfinane  and Mace in Ballylanders

offgrid2We sat beside the Fireside in Nuala Mee's Bar last night, after our 9 hour walk.  Switch off time was required before bed. Nuala told us that both she and her sunriseesister-in -law have set a date to begin The Beara Breifne Way at Dursey Island as a result of meeting and speaking with us yesterday. What a wonderful thing to have an almost instant ripple effect.

This morning we drove to Kilfinane and walked back to Ballyorgan 7.5 km approx. After about 1km of road walking we turned into a woodland area , a gentle climb through the woods. We stopped to admire an off grid wooden cabin. Bet Goldilocks has checked this one out for porridge ! There was 2.5km road walk back into Ballyorgan. It's a beautiful quiet one street village on the side of a hill, there's not a sound to be heard here on this Monday morning.

Back in Kilfinane we had our Passport stamped in the Hostel, although it is closed for the season. The owner is a worker not a walker and had no understanding why anyone would want to walk The Beara Breifne Way or any other walk ? Each to his own ! After a bite to eat and a passing comment of [ your a fine looking fit woman, fair play to ye boy ] our feet were itching to go. So on to Ballylanders and the walk back in the sunshine was worth the effort.