|View from our bedroom's terrace.|
|Pina making herself at home|
|Welcome tea and yummy brownies|
The beauty of West Cork is that there is so much to do and see which is why this is the third time we've visited this neck of the woods on holiday. One of the highlights of the trip was our drive round the Beara peninsula. It offers some spectacular views especially the stretch between Allihies and Eyeries as well as the narrow winding Healey Pass. At the start of the peninsula you'll enter the town of Glengarriff, do stop here and take the ferry across to Garnish Island. This small island was turned into an exotic garden in 1910 for Annan Bryce a Belfast businessman. Framed by views of Bantry Bay the island contains a collection of flora from around the world. If you're lucky you'll spot some seals from the ferry as you journey to and fro. if you're peckish when you get back from the island, give the Park Bistro a go, you'll find it on the main street.
|Italian Garden on Ganrish Island.|
|View from the Healey Pass|
|Views from Mizen Head|
On the way out to Mizen Head you'll see signs for Crookhaven a pretty sailing harbour, highly recommend a stop here for lunch and a bite to eat, some great seafood if you like it at O'Sullivans.
|View from Crookhaven|
As I mentioned at the start of this blogpost, Carbery Cottage where we stayed is located on the Sheepshead peninsula, it's well worth a drive to the end of the peninsula to walk as far as the lighthouse for yet more stunning views. The only downside for us that dog's aren't allowed on the walk so Pina had to wait in the car, still can't fathom out why.
|Sheepshead lighthouse in the background|