The forecast was for rain showers and cold wind, but we enjoyed a dry afternoon with no wind, and not too cold. Very few people in the park generally though.
Only one heritage boat in and one barge among the toothpaste tube boats as some people call them. So off we went.
First stop, as always, is among the cluster of redwood cedars where children love to play ...
People would not deal with their dead bodies for fear of catching the plague. It was believed the fairies would look after their spirits and remains. We wondered if, when it was safe to return here, people brought wild flowers to plant to honour those passed away and to please the fairies?
So onward we went over the Fairy Bridge and a very nice surprise ...
A view from the start, under the Fairy Bridge
Continuing along the Path, among here are young Alder trees that inspired me to write Fearn The Alder one very windy day here.
and I watched frogs jump here, and starting to wish I had brought my 'real' camera with zoom lens.
The path to the Bog Garden, the original destination is close to here, but Coleston was ready to eat and have some tea. His was a good idea really.
One more stop by some cedars ...
The rain also started now. We were lucky to have comfortable weather and no midges.
Despite my reluctance to be in Lough Key Forest, I now want to return mid week to investigate more that we left out on this walk.