Day 11 - Killadoon Hill

Fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm! mmm! That's how we started our morning. A delicious omelet with tomatoes and scallions and just a bit of white cheddar cheese.

 Delicious Omelet made with fresh eggs 

Delicious Omelet made with fresh eggs 

Since our hosts are away this week (they live in the house adjacent to our little cottage), their neighbors stop by at different times during the day to feed the sheep and the chickens. They are all very friendly, especially the lady, Geraldine, who comes to feed the chickens. After we had finished breakfast she came and knocked on the door and asked if the kids would like to help feed the chickens. We put on our shoes and ran out to feed the chickens and get the eggs :)

 Little farmers at work feeding the chickens and roosters

Little farmers at work feeding the chickens and roosters

 Farmer Kian and his eggs

Farmer Kian and his eggs

Since it was raining, we lounged around the house and played.  We headed to the Ocean Lodge, a nice restaurant/hotel very close to our cottage with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, for lunch. The restaurant was not very crowded which allowed us to hang around, and as the kids played a game of pool I was able to take advantage of the Wi-Fi and catch up with our blog postings.

 Goat Cheese Salad

Goat Cheese Salad

 BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken Wings

I forgot to mention before that milk and cheese in Ireland are absolutely delicious. The goat cheese on the salad tasted so fresh. If you are ever in Ireland, even if you are staying at a hotel you should definitely get some milk from a grocery store or at the restaurant. So good! Trust me, you won't be sorry!

Once we got back home it stopped raining and we decided to hike to the top of Killadoon Hill. This Hill is about 267m at it's highest point and it is practically across the street from where we are staying. There are no real paths to follow so you have to go through the grass and up the rocks and sometimes use your hands. Also you need to be on the look out for deer and sheep poop!

 Hiking up with Hannah repeating over and over, "I can do it"

Hiking up with Hannah repeating over and over, "I can do it"

 Half way there!

Half way there!

The views from the top are well worth the hike. 

 Hiking Partners

Hiking Partners

 The view from the top of Killadoon Hill

The view from the top of Killadoon Hill

We hiked back down the hill a lot easier than I thought we would and we even carried a tired Hannah most of the way.

We saw a cool frog on our way up, but it was too quick to hop away. We also saw a few neat cactus flowers randomly spread out on the hill.

 Cactus Plant on the Hill

Cactus Plant on the Hill

Hiking makes hungry children and hungry children are the best eaters. Both plates were cleared of all food within minutes :) 

Hopefully our soggy sneakers will dry by the morning for another day of adventure.