It certainly didn’t remind me of the Appalachians (either Southern or Northern) in terms of rocks, geography, or vegetation — it reminded me more on my way, of Point Reyes, CA, where I had field sites decades ago.
Wonderful, nevertheless. I’m glad I ventured on the long drive up there and back today — it was a Bank Holiday in Ireland, so the traffic was light. A perfect opportunity, I thought, for a long drive.
It was well worth it.