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... Driving to Sligo today . . . with a few stops along the way.
First stop, Connemara National Park for a peak at the Ben's. Then on to Killary Harbour to catch the 10:30 boat tour of Killary Fjord. Spectacular. We've seen the fjords in New Zealand and Newfoundland so thought it would great to see Ireland's glacial ...
... of the tour. As we were driving through places all prettier than the previous one and all full of sheep, the driver/guide told us the legend of the Killer Sheep that roams the area and attacks tourists, especially those with a French accent. There are echoes of the Monty Python in all of that, and everyone has a good laugh. But a bit later, while we had stopped to take pictures a sheep appears on the road running towards the bus at full speed!
As I ...
decided to take to the road in my car to the north west of Ireland which Ive never seen before, this first part in west port was very good , pity I arrived so late in the evening but got to sample the towns atmosphere and local characters, A must if you are in the west of ...
... course, we were also planning to do some hiking so we had our really big rain jackets, too.
In a cultural sense, Ireland was fairly surprising. Irishisms (can you believe that word doesn't create any sort of stir with the Word spellchecker?) are so prevalent the world over - Irish pubs, St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, potatoes, shaved head/track suit combos, more Irish pubs, green boxer shorts - that I've always felt like I had a pretty good handle on things. But ...
We had another kayaking adventure today. This time, Niall, Jodi, Peter and I kayaked the Cong river from the village to Lisloughrey pier. The beginning was just before a weir. Jodi got caught with her kayak pushed up against a rock. It took three of us to get it free as the weight of the water and the current kept it pinned there. It was pretty smooth after that. A second weir was easier to navigate but ...