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Irlande

21 août 2019

Traversée du comté de Kerry .

Irlande

21 août 2019

Destination

Le comté de Kerry est une grande région du Sud Ouest de l’Irlande, c’est aussi l’une de nos plus belles découvertes du pays sur le chemin du Ring of Kerry de la Wild Atlantic Way.

Traversée du comté de Kerry

21 août 2019

Le comté de Kerry est une grande région du Sud Ouest de l’Irlande, c’est aussi l’une de nos plus belles découvertes du pays sur le chemin du Ring of Kerry de la Wild Atlantic Way.

À notre arrivée sur Killarney, il fait nuit, froid et humide. Les routes zigzaguent au milieu des bois du Killarney National Park. La lumière des phares suit le mouvement de la voiture et éclaire furtivement les arbres flanqués le long de la chaussée. Accueillis chaleureusement par Bernie à notre arrivée dans sa maison irlandaise, nous sommes rapidement notifiés des lieux à explorer.

Au petit matin de ce mois de janvier, le froid est toujours saisissant. Nous redécouvrons les routes empruntées la veille, et les formes effrayantes des arbres laissent place à un paysage sensationnel assorti d’une lumière douce et paisible. Au lever de jour, le Killarney National Park est silencieux, quelques badauds matinaux marchent sur les sentiers. Les oiseaux se réveillent et la brume reste en surface de l’eau du lac Muckross Lake où à ses pieds, la demeure Muckross House se dresse face aux montagnes. Nous restons un moment à observer ce décor calme et merveilleux.

Nous empruntons la route du Ring of Kerry. Et c’est à Molls Gap que nous décidons de quitter la route, vers la Blackvalley et le Gap of Dunloe. La vallée compte quelques habitations encadrées par de magnifiques montagnes, saupoudrées de neige, aux nuances de roux et de verts qui s’éteignent dans le noir de la roche. Nous découvrons un panorama époustouflant placé entre la chaîne de montagnes Macgillicuddy’s Reeks et le Killarney National Park.

La suite de notre périple, sur la péninsule du Kerry, sera accompagnée de paysages similaires, de la mer et des montagnes, où les endroits les plus fabuleux seront ceux rencontrés hors du Ring of Kerry : le Ballaghisheen Pass, le lac Lough Acoose et la montagne Carrauntuohil.

County Kerry is a sizeable region in South West Ireland, and it is also one of the most beautiful discoveries on our journey around the country following the Wild Atlantic Way.

When we arrived in Killarney, it was dark, cold and wet. The roads zigzag through the woods of Killarney National Park. The headlights reflect the movement of the car and stealthily illuminate the trees that flank the road. Bernie welcomed us warmly when we arrived at his Irish house, and he quickly told us about the best places to explore.

Early on a January morning, the cold is always breathtaking. We rediscover the roads we travelled the day before, and the frightening shapes of the trees give way to a sensational landscape bathed in a soft, peaceful light. At daybreak, Killarney National Park is silent, and a few early morning walkers tramp the trails. The birds are just waking up, and the mist still floats on the surface of the water of Muckross Lake where, at their feet, Muckross House stands proud, facing the mountains. We pause for a moment to absorb this calm and beautiful setting.

We are following the Ring of Kerry circuit. But when we reach Molls Gap, we decide to abandon the route and head towards the Blackvalley and the Gap of Dunloe. A few houses snuggle in the valley, framed by the magnificent mountains, powdered with snow, with shades of red and green that disappear against the darkness of the rock. We discover a breathtaking panorama between the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks mountain range and the Killarney National Park.

The rest of our journey on the Kerry Peninsula will be accompanied by similar landscapes, sea and mountains, where the most fabulous places will be those we encounter beyond the Ring of Kerry: the Ballaghisheen Pass, Lough Acoose and Carrauntuohil, the highest mountain in Ireland.

County Kerry is a sizeable region in South West Ireland, and it is also one of the most beautiful discoveries on our journey around the country following the Wild Atlantic Way.

When we arrived in Killarney, it was dark, cold and wet. The roads zigzag through the woods of Killarney National Park. The headlights reflect the movement of the car and stealthily illuminate the trees that flank the road. Bernie welcomed us warmly when we arrived at his Irish house, and he quickly told us about the best places to explore.

Early on a January morning, the cold is always breathtaking. We rediscover the roads we travelled the day before, and the frightening shapes of the trees give way to a sensational landscape bathed in a soft, peaceful light. At daybreak, Killarney National Park is silent, and a few early morning walkers tramp the trails. The birds are just waking up, and the mist still floats on the surface of the water of Muckross Lake where, at their feet, Muckross House stands proud, facing the mountains. We pause for a moment to absorb this calm and beautiful setting.

We are following the Ring of Kerry circuit. But when we reach Molls Gap, we decide to abandon the route and head towards the Blackvalley and the Gap of Dunloe. A few houses snuggle in the valley, framed by the magnificent mountains, powdered with snow, with shades of red and green that disappear against the darkness of the rock. We discover a breathtaking panorama between the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks mountain range and the Killarney National Park.

The rest of our journey on the Kerry Peninsula will be accompanied by similar landscapes, sea and mountains, where the most fabulous places will be those we encounter beyond the Ring of Kerry: the Ballaghisheen Pass, Lough Acoose and Carrauntuohil, the highest mountain in Ireland.

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Destination

21 août 2019

Traversée du comté de Kerry

Photos et Texte:

Natacha Roché

Mathieu Lodin

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