We ended up entering the small village of Ballydehob in Co.Cork. Only reason we wanted to go into Ballydehob was to visit the post office and get some stamps for our Wild Atlantic Way passport. When we entered the little post office, we got helped by the most friendly lady who took all the stamps off the shelf and went one by one through them. In the end , we got 4 stamps in our passport.
And we are filling the passport very carefully, we will only get a stamp when we have been at the location and when we have taken a picture of ourselves with the sign.
Our plan is to fill our passport in the next few months/years?
But let's talk again about Ballydehob. Ballydehob is a lovely village on the south west coast of Ireland and is the gateway to Mizen Head.
The lady in the post office was also a great ambassador for the village and recommended we should take a look at the Twelve Arch bridge. So you can never ignore advise like that, off we went to the Twelve Arch Bridge.
The bridge is a remainder of the Cork - Bandon railway which was extended in the 19th century to connect Crookhaven .
A narrow gauge railway was decided upon. The problem at Ballydehob was the steep incline entering the village. This was overcome by erecting the 12 Arch bridge over the estuary. Where the narrow gauge seized operation in 1947, the bridge has always stayed.
Nowadays, the bridge is part of a nice walkway which follows the estuary.
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We are Peter & Dolores De Bie. We love the great outdoors, discovering new parts of the world and writing about our adventures along the Wild Atlantic Way and further afield