Now that I have the stick situation settled, I have another question concerning The Kerry Way.
Here's what I'm thinking. Catch a ride to Kate's Cottage, hike The Gap and then go through Black Valley and on to Glencar for the first night. It would be a long day but we're up to it. We hiked The Gap last year and way overestimated how long it would take us. We ended up sitting and waiting for the boat back to town for what seemed like forever. We drank a few Irish coffees, so it wasn't a total loss. The boat ride was a bit blurry, though.
Does this sound like a good plan? Any general suggestions for the hike would also be appreciated.