The great weather continues and this is to be my last post for a couple of weeks as I'm going to Andalusia where we have an apartment. The weather there is unusually wet.
The usual suspects cycled up the hill to Waterfall and Goggin's Hill, west from Bishopstown and then dropped down the steep hill to Killeady. On a couple of miles to Crossbarry and then south to the Main Bandon Road, dropping down to the lovely village of Innishannon. Leave the village, cross the bridge and turn left to follow the River Bandon as it winds towards the sea.
From across the bridge I took these photos.
We followed the river past the tiny village of Kilmacsimon where I shot this from the quay, looking South along the Bandon
Then the lovely winding road climbs and drop to Ballinadee (Baile na Daibhche = the town of the horsetrough!)
then more climbing until we were above the beginning of the estuary of the Bandon where I shot this...
Then down to Ballinspittle, Baile an Spidéal (the town of the hospital, long gone I can tell you!), more climbing and on to Kinsale where we had great sandwiches and coffee in the unprepossessing Mother Hubbard's.
There's a bite gone out of that sandwich!