On a fine late summer's day, Winnie and I took to the challenge to cross into County Kerry via the Priest's Leap road. Long ago, a priest is said to have leaped on horseback from there to just outside Bantry, to escape a pursue by soldiers and their dogs.
We looked long and hard at the challenge of leaping all the way back to Bantry in one go, whilst devouring sandwiches (me) and grass (Winnie), but we just couldn't be bothered in the end. Seemed too far for us beginners of serious leaping (see previous post on leaps for Trec Ireland...). Instead, we enjoyed a fabulous slow descend into Bonane on the Kerry side, where we had a rest in the shade of a magnificent beach tree, and then we trundled back home. Not as fast as leaping, but certainly as tireing...a proud 30 km in 5 hours! I wonder how long it took the priest and his horse? I bet they didn't get as much time to enjoy the wonderful views of Bantry Bay...