img_8847None of us can speak highly enough of Heaton's Guesthouse ( Nuala made us so welcome and her breakfasts are truly incredible. Bread pudding, kippers, cheese soufflé's can you believe plus all the normal stuff. Wow. They only have four stars, what do you have to do in Ireland to get five so you suppose?

Half the party hit the road while the remainder went back to Dingle for medications. There we were met by driver Martin, who barely stops for breath and kept up a running commentary all the way to our next B&B at Ventry where we meet the advance party.

The rest of the walk is charming although we speculate as to why the farmers paint their sheep blue and some of the ancient stone beehives. Clearly stone is not in short supply.

Once we get to Dunquin we call Martin who apart from taking a very long time to get to us continues his narrative non stop until we get back to the guesthouse (Ceann Tra Hights) where Mary makes us most welcome.

img_8854A couple of pints sitting outside in the sun at the Ventry Inn is a grand way to spend the early evening although we note that the locals are in shorts and t-shirts and the visitors in two to three layers.

The only walking distance restaurant is The Skipper and this is a woeful experience. Nice ambiance, nice menu but the food mostly overcooked and tasteless....... you could forgive it were it cheap but it's not. The best offer would be to go before 6pm and eat their €15 three course special otherwise it's a grave disappointment. The group consensus is to slag off the Skipper without mercy. Apparently the pub is no better. Pity.