“It is best not to start off too fast. It will take a mile or so to get into the rhythm of the walk, and to let the pack settle down on your back. Soon the stride will become looser and more automatic, and once again you begin to cover the day’s miles with ease. You have slept well, you have a good breakfast inside you, and its already a great day. What more could you want? There’s no pressure, no telephone, no motorcars, no newspapers full of gloomy news. There’s just the track in front of you, rising, and the wind at your back. Keep right on moving. There’s a long way to go today…“ – Robin Adshead, The Spur Book of Backpacking (1976). Photo: Aidan Ennis - View from the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula looking over Castlemaine Harbour, Inch Strand, and Dingle Bay. Across the bay the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, are visible.