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I have been staying with a university friend of mine who is working in Ireland. We have travelled around the county of Mayo seeing abbeys that have Mass said in them since 1216, and ruins of old monasteries and churches. You leave with a sense how constant the Church has been through the centuries. We had afternoon tea at Ashford Castle including scones and clotted cream! On Saturday, we went to Knock where 15 people from the ages of 5 ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... town. Pol was reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds and did not want me to stop the car even when I offered to show her the Royal Canal that ran beside the road. It is difficult to get a good look at the landscape as the small paddocks beside the road are usually lined with trees or hedges. We did get a look at a lookout over Lough Owel. I expected a magnificent lake. It was big, about 1000 acres, but large parts of it seemed quite shallow. There was an interesting sculpture ...
I know that the journey of life is full of new welcomes, sad farewells and everything in between. But I don't like the last time of anything.
In fact, if I didn't know it was the last time, i wouldn't mind so much.
But knowing today was the last time I was packing down my tent called Rosie was tough.
Because it's not just a tent anymore.
It's been my home for over three months. I've had her for over a year.
Since I have started travelling and realising how much time I actually have, I have spent less time on the computer (not hindered by the fact I no longer have a laptop and a great explanation as to why my blog has been severely neglected over the past month) and more time reading.
So without further ado.
My day consisted of:
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