You’ll be thankful to know we’re almost at the end of our trip! But first, a stop at Blarney Castle. The castle itself is beautiful and on gorgeous grounds. It’s also the most touristy place we stopped. (But we loved it!)
The Blarney Stone you kiss? It’s way up at the top of this:
Most awkward moment award goes to…
To kiss the stone, you have to lean over backward, grab on to the bars and then reach out to kiss the stone – which is on the parapet around the tower. They have bars there so you don’t fall to your death (has happened) and a man who holds on to you. Travel Buddy spotted a bottle of anti-bacterial spray cleaner…we were relieved to see that. It took some convincing, but Travel Buddy did it too. (We suddenly realized how silly it sounded when we tried to explain to her that she HAD to kiss this stone!)
View from the bottom looking up to where you kiss the stone:
Strange warriors (?) hiding out in caves beneath castle:
Wrong stone, Steve.
Getting my Tourist on…