Whistling past mountains, mountains ... and more mountains?
- The tiny Fishguard harbour, at the edge of Wales. The hill behind it is Mynydd Dinas (307 metres), with the lump being a volcanic intrusion.
- Strumble Head, with volcanic intrusions in the background.
- Ferry and Welsh coast under a stormy sky, in the wake of the high speed catamaran.
- Rosslare lighthouse.
- Wexford theatre.
- Comeragh Mountains, of which the tallest is Fauscoum (792 metres). The Monavullagh Mountains (really part of the same range) lie just behind them, and are only a little shorter.
- More of Comeragh/Monavullagh.
- Following them, the Knockmealdown range starts.
- The Knockmealdown Mountains reach their tallest at Knockmealdown itself, which is 794 metres.
- Storm front over the Knockmealdown Mountains. This is Ireland after all, and it wouldn't be so green without plenty of rain.
- Opposite, the Galty mountains begin.
- Galtymore is the highest of the range, at 917 metres, making this the fourth tallest range in Ireland. It still only looks like a hill from here though.
- Next are the connected Boggeragh and Derrynasaggart Mountains, collectively referred to as the East Kerry Mountains, even though the former are in Cork (as I was going over the Cork and Kerry mountains, I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was counting - yeah, those).
- Most mountains in this range remain under 700 metres.
- The highest, however, is Mangerton Mountain, lying at the end of the range, at 843 metres. Not sure if this is it, but it's in the right place, and seems to have the right shape.
- Just past the tiny (and rather useless) Killarney National Park is Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the tallest range in Ireland, topping out at Carrauntoohil's 1038 metres (hidden in that cloud). This was the view from our camp site at Fossa. The mountains that are not covered in clouds are separated from the others by the deep Gap of Dunloe, with those on the left being called the Purple Mountains; the Shehy and Tomies ridge (max 762 metres), and Purple Mountain (832 metres).
- Opposite is the Slieve Mish Mountains, with the tallest being Baurtregaum (851 metres). These seemlessly extend onto the Dingle Peninsula, toppping out at Brandon Mountain (951 metres), the second tallest range in Ireland. Brandon Mountain takes either 8th or 10th place in the overall mountain rankings in Ireland, depending on if you use the Hewitt approach or Nuttall approach for defining a mountain. Crag Cave lies at the right edge of the Slieve Mish range.