Fields of Sheep with Minard Castle on Kilmurry Bay, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
Following a long and full day of sightseeing on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, my husband and I were enjoying the drive to Killarney as we passed through a comparatively less-than-picturesque area. After so much natural beauty, I was amused to be reminded by this more industrial moment that people do actually live and work in paradise.
But not far beyond, just east of Annalack on the N86, we rounded a bend in the road and came upon a stop-in-your-tracks vista. This is the southern-facing view towards Kilmurry Bay.
And this is the northern-facing view.
Not far from where we parked our car was a cluster of cows lazing and dining on the grass.
Within minutes, a truck pulled off the road a dozen or so yards behind us. Without delay, a dog raced over to the cattle, roused them, and sent them on their…