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Yesterday's 69+km ride from Castletownbere to Gougane Barra, from 10am to 5pm was done completely soaking wet. So wet in fact that you could see the water pouring out of my jacket when I put my arms down. The only pictures taken on our day of riding were in the Blue Loo pub where we stopped for cheese sandwiches and squash soup. I've never been …
... Cobh, which
is a port city in southern Ireland which is most famous for being the
last port the Titanic docked at. We walked around briefly, saw the
cathedral and the waterfront there and then headed to Cork for the
night. Cork was a large town, and fairly busy. We stayed right by a
University, which was quite large. I ran around it this morning and
was surprised by the size of it.
From Cork we headed straight for the
Blarney Castle. It was ...
... Our first stop was at Inch Beach. We just stopped for a quick look. Brian assured us we would be stopping back. At each area of significance, Brian would give a description and hstory of the area. His commentary is really making this area come alive. He is not just talking about what we are seeing, but you can feel some emotion in his description of the area. That really adds to the experience.
Brian was looking for an ...
... driver, both me and Aaron are screaming like little girls as we drive into the grass to avoid crashing into the line of oncoming traffic from the highway. Although, to be fair Aaron did an amazing driving job the whole week (something I never attempted) and it was a weird intersection.
Eventually we end up in Killarney where we are supposed to meet Josh, It is this one random bar that Aaron had been to last time he was in Ireland. The ...
Started the day by exploring what is Galway! Strolled through the shopping district, visited the Spanish Arch and enjoyed some live local music! Great morning!
Off in the car to visit the Aillwee Caves, just south of Galway. These are limstone caves, over 2 million years old which were found in the early 1940's by a local shepard. We saw plenty of stalactites and stalagmites in addition to underground waterfalls. We ...