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Travel Blogs from Castlebar
... the film.
Next was a 2 hr. Bus ride through the Conamarra mountains. They reminded us of home. Arrived at Westport at 5pm..dinner at 7, in bed by 10. Tomorrow out at 8, heading for Derry in Northern Ireland.
Happy Monday..to all my friends at Axalta..I keep dreaming about work...I guess that means I miss you all very much. BE SAFE
Love Jean and Dave
... Cong was a monastic settlement in around the 9th to 13th century. There's also a picturesque little woods, with some nice walking trails. I went for a little walk through the woods, wandered around the town, then hit the road again.
My next stop was Clifden on the Conemmara coast. The weather had come good, and I was about to be treated to one of the most scenic and challenging drives of my life.
Winding around the lakes, a large hill (mountain?) range soon ...
... abbey that refused to die 4) cycled from Achill Island to Westport (42kms) with lunch in Newport at the pub with a broken dishwasher 5) found a wonderful Irish beach, Croagh Patrick, and the Doolough Valley. 6) saw Westport House and not so much of a garden .... & 7) The Heat ... we are off to the movies for 9pm ...
... Megan being chased by a vicious small dog (got a grand picture of him), and an afternoon sitting on the pier watching beginner sailors capsize their boats into the freezing Atlantic. Brrr.
We spent 3 nights camping in Westport, before taking a bus east to Dublin. Our last night in Westport was marred slightly by some drunk ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...