A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
And a pleasant chat along the way

Wicklow Way 3b  Crone Woods to Ballinastoe Woods (car park on the Sally Gap Road)

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I achieved this section of the route by first starting off from Crone Woods car park and walking approximately half way and then starting off again from Ballinastoe Woods car park on the Sally Gap Road walk to where I previously finished.

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Ballinastoe Woods to the ridge under Djouce

This is a strenuous walk of about 2 hours and a climb of 160 metres to the ridge not including the ups and downs along the way.

Djouce Mountain

Even the car park has a spectacular view.

Looking down into Lough Tay
Looking down into Lough Tay and it's water outlet to Lough Dan
Djouce Mountain Djouce Mountain
The footpath made of railway sleepers to protect  the mountain.
Djouce Mountain
Djouce Mountain
Djouce Mountain
The Sugarloof Mountain in the distance
Djouce Mountain Djouce Mountain
Djouce Mountain Djouce Mountain
Djouce Mountain Djouce Mountain
Djouce Mountain

Looking down into the Roundwood Reservoir supplying South Dublin

Djouce Mountain
And looking up to cloud covered Djouce Mountain
The Storyline of the Bible 7/30
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Banishment from Paradise -
Genesis chapter 3

In the imagination of many artists the sinful couple are flung out of the garden naked and ashamed by an angry God, but this is definitely not the case. The first act of God is a start at remedying the situation.

There is a desire on God's part that communion and friendship be restored and so the cause of their fear towards him – their nakedness – is removed. This remedy came at a cost, it was a cost paid by another, the cost was the life of an animal that had provided the skins to make their garments. In a symbolic sense the sentence of death  is transferred to a substitute.
But the consequences of their actions remain and Paradise is no longer a fit place for them, a place where Adam might “reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever." So Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden and prevented from returning. 
But there is a problem introduced into the story that the Bible will later answer. Has God sacrificed his justice to satisfy his mercy and love?

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