The walk back to Dingle along the coast road was filled with beehive huts and old stone walls, including those of a prehistoric fort. But the big news along the road was that part of the coast road had caved in. ‘We couldn’t see it clearly,’ the photographer and I had been told at the pub the night before, ‘but it fell into the ocean!’ Really, we discovered, it was a bit of the cliff that had fallen, potentially making the road itself unstable. It was closed to cars, but we hiked along it just fine.
After a stop in Ventry we hitched a lift with a lovely English couple, and found ourselves in Dingle in plenty of time to catch the bus and to grab a hot chocolate and a pint on the way out.