On our way, we passed a few of these little shrines:
Here's a little shack on the road right before we got to the bottom of the Sugarloaf:
Off in the distance, there was the Sugarloaf:
Then, as we approached, there were friendly horses hanging out:
They let people go right up and touch them:
I took this big girl's photo, and then I guess I made the mistake of looking her in the eye too long because suddenly I got a funny feeling, and I said, "I don't like this!" and walked away, but she followed me! Having a horse follow you like a dog is a very bizarre thing! Eventually I was left off the hook.
They were just so beautiful...
It took about twenty minutes to climb to the top, and it was more of a scramble at some points, but the effort was well worth it. Here are our shadows, up at the top:
Of course there's no way to convey the view in its glory, but I still tried:
Click on this image to watch a short video of the view:
And of course, happy feet:
Hanging out on the edge:
And coming down:
We had just enough time to grab a well-deserved pint at the pub next to the gas station, and then we hopped on the bus back to Dublin.