School started back today and now we're trying to get back into the usual routine again. So we decided to go to Glendalough (valley of the two lakes) last Friday with some friends as this was our last chance this summer to visit there on a week day.
Glendalough is home to a 6th century monastic site founded by St. Kevin. This is St Kevin's Kitchen\Church with the 30m high Round Tower in the background. I was thinking of Glendalough and this round tower when I made this card.
Glendalough Valley was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and the two lakes were formed when the ice eventually thawed. Students from the School of Archaeology were on a dig when we were there and I tried to avoid getting them in the photos but one of the guy's bright orange jacket managed to shine through the fushia bushes!
It's a wonderful, scenic place to visit and there are lots of great trails for every level of fitness.
I loved the brilliant views from the trail we took.
But the drops were a bit hairy at times!
Back on safe ground again!
With the arrival of those clouds and the rain, it was time to head for home.
I hope you enjoyed the ramble around Glendalough!