“Top of the Hat to Ya!”

Day 35: August 2, 2009

DSC06979Top of the hat to all of you faithful readers! Well, today marks our last day of our five-week/12 country-backpacking journey. I can’t believe it…it really has flown by. We finished our Walkabout by taking a day tour of Ireland. I’m talking about green rolling hills, some ba-a-ah sheep, and sparkling lakes and waterfalls. Our tour explored the region of Glendalough and discovered a 6th century monastic settlement nestled within the Wicklow Mountains. We traveled through the towns of Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey where Bono, U2, Enya, and Van Morrison live, and for one of my favorite moments,

"P.S. I Love You" scene!

"P.S. I Love You" scene!

went to a road/bridge/&valley where “P.S. I Love You” was filmed! (The scene in the beginning and he asks her if she is lost! Ahhh!)

Both Amy and I really enjoyed walking through Wicklow’s National Park for an hour or so. We had plenty of opportunities to explore a waterfall, the two lakes of Glendalough, climb

Action shot: "attempt #8."

Action shot: "attempt #8."

(ok, attempt to climb) a tree or two, endeavor a few cartwheels on the lakeside, DSC06936and take a few photographs of some wooly sheep!  The day was a perfect introduction to Ireland, and a conclusion to our wonderful walkabout.DSC07080


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