Lorraine and I climbed Mount Everest today. Okay. Not quite Mount Everest, but the hiking trail at Gleninchaquin was quite a test of endurance. To reach the top of the mountain was time consuming and it reminded me that my cardiovascular system is in dire need of some help.

As with all of the areas that we have seen to date, the landscape was stunning. Today was the first day of rain although it did hold back until mid-afternoon. I was able to get some excellent pictures of the valley of Gleninchaquin. Here are a few of them for you to see.

Gleninchaquin 1

Gleninchaquin 2

Gleninchaquin 3

Gleninchaquin 4

Gleninchaquin 5

4 replies
  1. AndyB
    AndyB says:

    Unbelievable photography man! Those photos are stunning! Looks so beautiful there… must be tough to come back to brown grass country hehe…

  2. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Thanks Andy. I really enjoy photography especially when I get to use Ireland as a backdrop!

    We head home tomorrow. I’ll see if I can take some pictures of brown grass for you…

  3. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hello John,

    Thank you for dropping by the blog.

    Gleninchaquin is a unique and beautiful place. There was very little evidence of mass tourism when we visited the valley. We spent roughly five hours walking and taking pictures. And during that time we only saw one other couple. The area was unspoiled and, aside from the marked walking trails, little to suggest large volumes of human visitors.


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