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 ...
So, during our day in Dublin, which was great, but probably overrated, we started asking around about the most beautiful place in all of Ireland. What absolutely can't be missed? And surprisingly, the answer was overwhelmingly Galway. Galway? Where's that? On the opposite side of the country? No, that's too far... Turns out, not really. Two and a half hours. That's not too bad, but then we'd have to find a place to stay and pack bags, yada yada. So we're kicking it around ...