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WHAT A RIDE !!!

WHAT A RIDE !!!

Day 146 – L: It was one of those nights for me, I just couldn’t get back to sleep after 2am, grrrrrr. I must have dozed eventually though……. We got up fairly late and packed up ready for the next stop. S: We drove around the area of Balbriggan and went down to...
Balbriggan break ….

Balbriggan break ….

Day 144 – L: Nooooo, do I have to get up……? We had breakfast and packed everything up and set off again. We managed to find what remains of Dunmoe Castle this morning on the way out. It stands on private farmland so we did not go and explore it. I think the fact...
Reliving the ancient days ….

Reliving the ancient days ….

Day 142 – L: Aah, the bar-lady last night was such a little sweetie. She stands less than 5 feet tall and is this little old dear. She has been the bar-lady there for 50 years. Steve thought that she must be 80 though I thought only 70 +. So now we know all...
Heading west >>> ……..

Heading west >>> ……..

Day 135 – S: We had decided to go to Donabate as Lesley had so enjoyed meeting with the ladies last Thursday for a couple of hours doing their various crafts. I would visit the library for that time. We showered and had breakfast and walked to the station. It...
Let’s go walkabout …..

Let’s go walkabout …..

Day 132 – L: One of those lazy days….. Triona was already up and out by the time we got up so we did not see them last night or this morning. Triona left us porridge again so we enjoyed that with our coffee. S: I spent the morning researching any and all jobs...
On to Lusk …….

On to Lusk …….

Day 129 – L: Ow, the feet are aching……… This morning we decided to go for a walk along the cliffs on the seashore. We set out after breakfast and buying a few, not such healthy, snacks from the little supermarket across the road. S: It was really misty so we,...
Out and about in Donabate …….

Out and about in Donabate …….

Day 126 – All the ladies birthdays today – God bless you all. Wishing Penny, Pam R and Little Zoe. Love you lots. Xxxx L: Another beautiful summer’s day in Ireland. Nearly 10 days here and still not one rainy day. Yay. We tiptoed down to breakfast as...
Into the green meadows …….

Into the green meadows …….

Day 123 – BTW – we heard later that the German school children that were so badly behaved at Avalon House – put a hole through the wall in the one dorm, how, we don’t know? L: We’re on our way to the beach and it’s raining! This is the first grey day in Dublin...
Make a new plan, Sam …..

Make a new plan, Sam …..

Day 120 – Seriously 120…… L: I passed out so early last night so now I am wide awake at 5am, and hungry!! Nothing to snack on up here though. A young guy joined us last night. Johannes from Germany. He is driving to the West coast of Ireland and climbing mountains, by...
Emerald Isle …….

Emerald Isle …….

Day 117 – L: I was awake at 3 am with two guys sitting under the umbrella in the rain having a full meeting for an hour until I got up and asked them to go up on the deck. So I was tired at breakfast already. We thought that since we were leaving late tonight...
Out of Africa ……..

Out of Africa ……..

Day 114 – L: Brrrrr, I was really cold this morning. We got up fairly early and came to have breakfast. There was no power in camp so no toast, only bread and everything that could be done on the gas. The water in camp is also still a problem so now there are...
The countdown ……

The countdown ……

Day 111 – Happy Birthday, Garron :-)) S: We had breakfast and sat up on the deck waiting for the sun to shine. Our mattresses in the dome tent are a bit damp after so much rain so we will have to take them out to dry. I phoned to speak to Simon re the ship and got no...
Please permit ….

Please permit ….

Day 108 – L: So, now I realise that I am clearly not as young as I thought. The thin mattress that we were supplied with (Steve’s was thicker, though he offered to swop with me), was too flat on the hard floor. I tossed and turned all night and it was a bit...
The car contained …….

The car contained …….

Day 105 – L: And everything worked, what a pleasure. We slept well with the air-con working, the fan on and the mozzie net around the bed as there are a lot of mosquitos here at the moment as it is so humid. The Insta-hot shower was ok, but not very hot, but the...
Beach break ….

Beach break ….

Day 103 – S: I fell asleep, fully clothed, as soon as I lay on the bed. L: That was 8pm, but I woke him up to get him to get unchanged, but the rest of the night we were disturbed. The hotel is big with no lifts so the stairwells are noisy with talking and...
Mombasa bound ……

Mombasa bound ……

Day 101 – L: Oh no, what happened, the blow-up mattress is flat – not the best way to wake up, tee hee. We had breakfast and chatted to Phil from Germany and Cotra from Estonia, both of whom are traveling alone, we could not imagine that. S: Today we had to...
100 days …..

100 days …..

Day 99 – L: Each day seems a bit colder and pretty damp too and we are feeling it in the ground tent, ha ha. Breakfast was nice with a big crowd on the deck and we now know quite a few of them so it is fun chatting. Last night we spent some time with three girls...