Saturday 16 June 2012: Rampant geologists
A good day - the rain stopped for a bit and the wind eased and we headed off for a geology walk led by Ronan from Galway. We started off at Coomkeen then winded up towards the spine of the Sheepshead. This is what I learned:
Ireland is very new in geological terms
The Sheepshead is mostly sandstone with lots of quartz
It had a separate sheet of ice from the rest of Britain
The world is very old and humans are very new
There are lost of little green drumlins - where sand and silt was deposited by the ice sheet
Geologists get very excited about rocks
Exhilarating and then we returned to Coomkeen which is the home of Durrus Cheese - world reknowned and run on a very small but profitable scale. We were given tea and a cheese plate and shown how the cheese was made. We then stopped off at Durrus village on the way home and had a large ice cream.
I've since been pulling bracken - also very satisfactory. We're just debating whether we will go in to Schull where the local drama group is putting on a programme consisting of 10 10 minute plays. This might be one excitement too many.