They say Ireland has 40 shades of green. Well, that is certainly true. It’s not called “the emerald isle” for nothing!
I realized I never finished sharing with you all the photographs from my day trip to Glendalough. This post focuses on the trees, lakes, and natural beauty of the area.
If you didn’t catch it, visit the first post about Glendalough by clicking here; featuring the monastery and graveyard area of St. Kevin.
The second post is here and explains a bit about the Irish round tower (which can also be seen in the photograph below:
The Irish round tower and the monastery site can be seen in the distance
A walk through 40 shades of green
I went on a small group half day tour; we had a nice time and a knowledgable guide. The tour was through day tours unplugged. You can learn more by clicking here. I enjoy going on small group tours because I like getting to know the other people on the tour. A lot of the time, there are other single travelers and it’s nice for all of us to exchange travel stories and ideas of what to do next. One of the girls from this trip and I went out for dinner afterwards to the winding stair in Dublin- very good food!
One of the lovely things about this trip is that we actually had free time on our own to hike and visit whatever we wanted at our own pace, rather than following the guide the entire walk. The guide gave us a tour and great information when we were in the monastery, but then set us off on our own and just gave us a time by which to return.
Below are a few photographs through the greenery:
I used this photograph when making the “turn people into trees” post:
I love this tree!
Upper lake is where a scene from the movie PS I love you was filmed. You can see a fraction of the moment in the trailer below at 1:20
After the nice walk to upper lake, we had to make it back to the van in time to depart. We wandered past a few fields of sheep…
…and one very interesting sign …
Yes, this sign was serious. Do not be that tourist that brings your obnoxious, yippy dog around the sheep- it’s their home.
I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring with me. If you’d like to visit some other places with me, why not click one of the links below?
- If you’d like to know more about any particular area, please let me know below. I’ve traveled a lot, and if I have been there, I will expedite a post for you!