Carlton Shearwater Hotel
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... 777..maybe even the one Jim and I flew to London in 1998. Leaves a lot to be desired. Many of the plug ins for headphones are jammed with broken plugs, so neither Magge or I could watch a movie, tv show or listen to music. (Kristyn shared her headphone with Magge so they could watch a couple of movies) The light in one of the two bathrooms in our ...
... lock is doing... try different directions to unlock latch, nothing. Finally, realize will need to climb through the window. After doing so tried the key, it was stuck. Had locked the door from the inside, a staff member of the hostel went in and unlocked the door. Not much to do but return to what i was doing and remember how the latch functioned. Such is life in Ireland taking the good with the bad and hopefully with a ...
... t like that attempt. Lost as lost can be, we found a little cafe and asked again. Actually, I went in to have someone call the B and B so they could come find us and lead us home. But the girl said, "I think I know those people- you just go left, top of hill, right, roundabout left look for sign"- and oddly, that worked. We were so overtired that instead of dinner out, we fell asleep and went straight out for 12 hours.
When we awoke, it was to a downpour, ...
... made a sandwich. (79 cents. I told you I can budget!!!)
Took the bus back to Camp, Brigid picked me up at one of the pubs (our plan) and we chatted at the bar a bit and went back to the farm. Later that evening we went out with Brigid's friend to 2 of the 4 pubs in the village, for some local chat.
In the morning, I walked out to the field to meet some sheep. One in particular, Pedro, is the farm mascot. He is like a family pet. He ...
Rich shot an 83 in very windy and difficult conditions.
We came back to the hotel for a light dinner. It was another picturesque evening. I had oysters and a bowl of soup, lamb for Rich. Shortly after dinner I began to feel queasy and we came back to the room. I must have eaten a bad oyster because I was violently ill all night. UGH! It was a very rough evening, not the way I wanted to spend my final evening at Doonbeg!