Tagged With "Ring Road"

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Where Gumbo was #8.8. Parknasilla Resort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
   Gumbo, the slippery little devil, remained elusive this time around.  Some good guesses, but no one recognizing the place or area. Gumbo was visiting the Parknasilla Resort on Ireland's famous Ring of Kerry.  The resort is...
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Ring of Kerry, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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The colorful town of Kenmare, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
The colorful town of Kenmare, Ireland
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
If you have the time, MickeyG and you want to do a road trip, then at least 10 days. Two weeks would be even better. Seven days would be really rushing it. Count on 3 days in Dublin, and then add up all the destinations you'll see. I'll be posting more blogs on this Ireland trip in the coming weeks, so it might help you decide what you really want to see there. But we had a great time. Wonderful people, great music, great fun!
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Western Ireland was the most beautiful and scenic part of our journey.  It has a lovely, rugged coastline -- harshly beautiful!  There are hundreds of ancient stone forts, stone circles and stone dwellings (it's a rocky land!), and its...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

PHeymont ·
Dramatic light and landscape mark the beach at Vik, Iceland, famous for its black sand, which is composed of basalt, worn down over centuries from volcanic lava. The day of our visit, fog moved in and out, shrouding the beach in fog and turning the...
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Re: Enchanted Village: a hotel for hobbits?

PortMoresby ·
As if England wasn't genuinely cute enough. Where IS that "don't like" button!
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Re: Enchanted Village: a hotel for hobbits?

PHeymont ·
I thought strongly of Disney as I prepared the post… I’d bet that somewhere within reasonable driving distance of Alton Towers one might find the archetype for these “enchanted” dwellings…but without the hot tubs and luxury fittings.
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Re: Ring-tailed Lemur, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar.

"Dancing With the Lemurs" Plays at: http://www.adventurepics.com/I...1.aspx?VF=Lemurs.MP4 Madagascar Stills Gallery at: http://intrepidberkeleyexplorer.com/Page37.html
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Re: Ring-tailed Lemur, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar.

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo!
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Enchanted Village: a hotel for hobbits?

PHeymont ·
The Enchanted Village, a new hotel at the Alton Towers resort and amusement park in Staffordshire, England might have a familiar "ring" to it for fans of the Lord of the Rings. It's designed to reflect the visual sense of the movies based on J.R.R....
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Re: Where Gumbo was #8.8. Parknasilla Resort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Former Member ·
abc got Ireland ! Bucked the crowd and came up with Ireland ! Yea for abc ! Do I earn a trip to the resort ? catering to royalty, writers, artists and actors and Gumboites.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Neil McAleer ·
Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
Those pictures are nice. It seems peaceful but lively. I've always thought I'd get to Ireland someday. What would you suggest for a week or 10 days?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M Thanks, Neil! I enjoyed the very colorful and pretty nature of the town. It was a busy enough, but still a very relaxing place to be. And the next morning we were off early to do the Ring of Kerry, which I'll post next week. That trip begins literally a minute out of Kenmare, so extremely convenient. I'd like to welcome Neil to...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
This is a terrific tip ! --- For travelers with their own cars, the clockwise approach is preferable as you have the outside lane and better views all the way around and don't end up one small buggy in a convoy of huge buses. Your article makes us want to consider a trip to western Ireland, which has not been on the radar screen. The stone circles are worth the trip all by themselves.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

rbciao ·
Great pics and article. We were in Kenmare in 2010 and it was a nice overnight. We found a comfy b&b on the outskirts of town to spend the night. The following day we departed for the Ring of Kerry.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, rbciao! We essentially did what you did. Just need to get the Ring of Kerry piece completed and posted (hopefully in the next week). It will bring back some great memories, I'm sure!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

Travel Luver ·
The mist ads a great effect to your photos, PHeymont!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

GarryRF ·
Beautiful Photos indeed Paul. I often think travellers who choose the best weather for a vacation miss out on moments like these. I blame the TV weather forecasters who always call a Rainy Day "Bad Weather". If you don't get rain then you wont get Rainbows !
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