After a huge full Irish breakfast we left Glenmalure in the morning at about 10am. In the first part of our walk we had a beautiful view of Carrawaystick Waterfall
and stopped shortly after at Mullacor Hut for our second breakfast.
After another steep hike further uphill we reached the top of Derrybawn Mountain. In every hut, there is a little letter box which contains a book for Wicklow Way walkers to write in. It was fascinating to see how many different cultures were represented in the book.
Although the actual Wicklow Way track led us a different way we decided to take another detour to the mountain top to have a short lunch break.
I guess, this is where we first realised that we have finally escaped reality and arrived at the heart of mother nature.
Apart from the amazing weather, this day had a lot more in store for us. Descending from the mountain we were soon surprised with magnificent views over Glendalough.
Again we wanted to leave the actual track and search for a more adventurous way. We found a small river that led us right to the Poulanass Waterfall and decided to walk alongside the river bank until we reach the waterfall. Easier said than done as this turned out to be a little jungle trip. 1 km way took us about 3 hours.
After our jungle adventure we finally reached Glendalough valley, where we stayed for the night.
…to be continued…