August 8 - KInsale - Compass Hill walk

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August 8th 2012
Published: August 11th 2012
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August 8 – Kinsale – Compass Hill

I caught a taxi from the hostel to “The Mall” which is a road above the green that connects with the Compass Hill walk.

As I was going to walk around Compass Hill I knew that would be enough and so just caught a cab to the alms houses intending to walk up the hill from there. The cab cost €6 and was well worth it as while I like taking a walk, climbing steep streets and steps is another matter. In any case the weather was fair with a bit of clouds and haze but not too bad. I hiked around the hill and it was quite a pleasant hike although only the first half had a view and the rest had the view blocked by property owner walls and shrubs. Still , the first half was quite nice. If I had it to do over I would just walk up to where the high wall starts by the B & B and then walk back down the same way. Or I could taken the cab to the top of Compass Hill and walk back down and into town.

The Compass Hill walkThe Compass Hill walkThe Compass Hill walk

actually a road so a person could take a cab up to the B & B where the wall starts and walk back down.
walking around Compass Hill I walked across town on Blindgate road to Butcher’s Row which had a little park with a bench that I took a break on and rested a bit. Then I walked down the street to Guardwell Street and on to Main Street where I stopped to eat at the Fishy Fishy Shop. I decided to try something different and so had pan fried mackerel with chips and tea.

After eating I eased down to the harbor and relaxed on a bench a bit while enjoying the view. Then after a good rest and letting my dinner digest I eased back up the hill to the hostel.

Another very good day.

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Fishy Fishy shopFishy Fishy shop
Fishy Fishy shop

Not as pricey as Fishy Fishy restaurant
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The end of another good day

After eating my dinner I relaxed by the harbor a bit and then eased back up the hill to the Dempsey Hostel.

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