Going into this trip, I knew that one of the challenges for me in particular would be the sheer amount of togetherness. In the past, I’ve generally traveled on my own, so continually coordinating outings with others (and especially coordinating with a two-year-old) is a personal challenge.
I took a half-day out by myself yesterday and drove to Schull Equestrian Centre for a guided trek. I’d very much recommend them: the horses, guide, and landscape were all fantastic.
(In case you were wondering, I wasn’t riding at a 45-degree angle, even though my camera seems to have been doing so.)
After riding, I had a bowl of soup at O’Sullivan’s Bar in Crookhaven, which advertises itself as the southernmost pint in Ireland. They have some picnic tables outside, and this was my view as I ate.
I stopped a few times on the way back too, reveling in the ability to be able to pause to peer at sheep without un-car-seating-a-toddler, corralling-a-toddler, and then re-car-seating-a-toddler each time.