When I returned from Scotland it was to sad news which took much of the colour from our lives but I went to The Reeks a week after coming home and enjoyed a glorious morning on the Coumloughra Horseshoe. The cold dry weather had persisted since I had been in Scotland and there was a dusting of icy snow on the north facing higher slopes. I will leave the pictures do all the describing. Suffice to say I enjoyed my day.
|Never fails to inspire|
|One of Irelands finest coums|
|Cloon Lake surrounded by wild country|
|The East Reeks appear|
|The Iveragh Peninsula|
|Carrauntoohil from the summit of Beenkeragh|
|West from Cahers West top|
Today I went for a walk around the lovely Horses Glen near Killarney. I normally head in to the glen itself but today I opted to do the high circuit and I really enjoyed it. I was feeling pretty good and I didn't get blasted by too many of the heavy showers that were all about. I did get a couple of drenchings but the showers only lasted a short time and I managed to stay dry for the final 90 minutes back to the car. Always a good thing. Just under 3 hours 30 minutes for a 14 kilometer round wasn't too bad. I must get back to doing some regular running this week.
|Lovely starting out|
|One of my favourite views..Looking into The Horses Glen|
|Looking East from the top of Stoompa|
|Black in the Black Valley|
|Heavy showers but most (including this one) missed me :)|