Okay, so before I get started here I think I should discuss the title. If you don’t understand the reference, it’s not a problem at all, as it doesn’t have any relevance to the rest of the blog. If you do, please understand that I did not think this trip was bad, like Dinkleberg was. I was simply bored on the bus ride back and my inner child realized that Dingle sounds like Dinkle, and well of course, Dinkleberg. (This show was hands down one of my favorites growing up)
So a few weeks back Ian and I took a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula. For those wondering, the Dingle Peninsula is in western Ireland in County Kerry. It is home to some truly spectacular views of fields, beaches, and mountainside. While the pictures I’ve included do showcase some of the beauty, do yourself a favor and Google the Dingle Peninsula.
Hopefully, you now have a better sense of the views Ian and I were able to take in that day. Speaking of that day, it started with an early wake up call and a cab trip to downtown Limerick. We then got on a bus, and spent the next 10ish hours taking in sights, while making periodic stops for pictures and food. Along the way, we made stops in Killarney, and the town of Dingle itself. While I was expecting to take in the beautiful sights Dingle had to offer, I was unaware of how neat the stop in Killarney would be. In just a couple of hours, we were able to walk around the streets of this little town, which hands down felt like one of the most European cities I had ever been in. The narrow streets, and multi-colored buildings slammed together really stuck out to me on that sunny morning.
Our other prolonged stop of the trip was in the town of Dingle itself. Here, we were able to see a little bit of the town (truthfully not much because it had started raining by this point), and try some fresh fish n chips.
On our way back, I really began to reflect on just how neat the day was. Yes, the pictures are a great thing to look back on, but the feeling of taking in sights like this is truly one of the things I’ll hold on to. This feeling got me thinking about how much sights are based on perspective. It’s just crazy to think that someone can walk out there door to see such views and not think twice about it. And of course, I do understand it. If you have lived here all your life you wouldn’t think twice about it. This really made me think about what sights I take for granted back in Ohio. Nothing came to my head at first (Obviously because Ohio isn’t a sightseeing hotspot for tourists). After a little thinking however, I thought of all the trees when the leaves change color, trees after a fresh and wet snow, and even wide open fields of corn ready to be harvested (If you’ve never seen corn fields like that it would be kinda neat, right?)
Overall, it was a great trip, and it put on display the beauty that Irish countryside has to offer.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Lookout for the next episode where I talk about how some orange, round things got me to Ireland.