I've been looking through old photos and thought it would be fun to share a few travelogues from previous trips! First up, a few photos from County Kerry, Ireland. In 2012, I studied abroad for a semester in Cork, Ireland. These photos are from a hiking trip with the UCC Mountaineering Club. This was the only hike I went on with the club and it was quite strenuous (at least for me, maybe not for a real mountaineer). The views were 100% worth it though, I would've liked to have tried another hike but I was either exhausted or traveling most weekends during my study abroad. The "hill" we climbed was called Boughil (I would've considered it a small mountain, at least, but everyone referred to it as a hill).
We took a bus to County Kerry from Cork, parked on the side of the road and walked along the road to the bottom of Boughil.
Then, we began our hike up and over the mountain.
The incline was steep and there was no path to follow.
When we finally reached the top it was foggy.
...But the view was still spectacular!
We were even treated to a (faint) rainbow in the valley below
This photo serves as a reminder to wear your hair in a ponytail when hiking mountains in windy, rainy, foggy, and otherwise terrible weather conditions.
After lunch we began our descent, which included hopping streams and walking through brush higher than my waist. 100% of people fell down at least once.
...And, there were sheep!