Saturday, September 22, 2018

Critters in Killarney National Park

Our driver picked us up in his jaunting car in front of our hotel.

These two were hanging around the parking lot looking for a handout.

We had to stop at the gate entering Killarney National Park and wait for this little deer to be on its way.

Deer in a field.

Cows grazing in a field with Killarney House in the distance.

Another jaunting car coming up behind us.

He got pretty close.

A view of Ross Castle in front of us.

There is a blue heron in the stream along the side of the road in this video.

While we were staying in Killarney, Ireland, we took a ride in a traditional jaunting car through Killarney National Park. It was a little chilly and a few raindrops were falling, but our driver provided blankets for our laps and that made the ride even more enjoyable. We saw quite a few critters on our ride as you can see from my photos and the video. I will show more photos of Killarney National Park in a later post.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

24 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

The horse is beautiful, and so is the countryside. I think my favorite is the fourth picture. Only one lone leafless and crooked tree amidst all the other green ones, and the big beautiful spire in the background.

Tom said...

...the jaunting car and the horse tack are lovely.

biebkriebels said...

That must have been nice ride in a jaunting car, back to the past.

Nancy Chan said...

The jaunting car and horse is a great way to travel and enjoy the surroundings.

Iris Flavia said...

Now I am really interested: Are Irish ravens as "boring" as German ones or chatty as Aussie ones?

A cool way to travel!

Marleen said...

Looks like a pleasant ride, Lois. Beautiful horses!

Barbara Rogers said...

How fitting to arrive in a little horse drawn cart...slowly and hearing clop clop of hooves. Great photos of an arrival, and critters along the way!

MadSnapper said...

I would love to ride in that cart any where at all, and in Ireland. Wow... love the photos of the beautiful horse

RedPat said...

How wonderful to go for the tour in a horse-drawn carriage!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh you really did spot a lot of critters Lois.. the gorgeous horses won the day for me ☺ Enjoyed the video and the glimpse of the blue heron very much ✨

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the horse drawn carriage tour looks like fun. I love the birds and the pretty deer. Nice video of the heron. I like the view of the Ross Castle!
Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, that was fun and beautiful all at the same time.

William Kendall said...

No shortage of deer, I see!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um parque muito bonito e ainda em estado puro.
Um abra├žo e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nothing beats photos of critters.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a marvelous carriage ride with such beauty seen~

Adam said...

Great photos

Anni said...

Extraordinary day journey!

Thanks for coming over to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend to share your post.

Jean said...

Looks like a great time with beautiful views! So many deer.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely seeing all of your photographs and your video too.
That jaunting car looks fun.

All the best Jan

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

What pretty critters y’all have in the park. I liked the hard working horse also. Deer are in our roads too

Maria Rodrigues said...

Taking a walk in a jauting car was a very interesting and pleasant way to get to know and appreciate the park.
Beatiful photos.
Maria
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Kay said...

What a pretty setting! The jaunting car looks like a fun way to see the sights.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That really does look like fun -- rain and all!!