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... his job is to herd tourists at the pier and get them on the boats. He spent all day doing this accompanied by another little dog that just ran along side. Very amusing.
An interesting old chuch from the 11th (?) century was near the shore but built in a large pit so the Vikings would not see it as they passed by.
The boat ride back wasn't as bad as we were going with the waves. We struck up a conversation with ...
... from Mrs Browns Boys! The locals were priceless. It was lovely sitting supping our vege soup listening to their lovely Irish. The All Ireland drama competitions are currently being acted out here; finals tonight so down the road to Galway for us!
2 lane separated motorways which are tolled. In the 2 hours driving it has been 9 euros. We will be off them tomorrow and wending our way.
So hopefully we will find a place to lay our heads!
We got a later start today, because we had one jet-lagged boy on hand. I think it was around 10:30 when we got ourselves together and out the door. Trav has done all the driving so far, and I can see him getting more confidant by the day. Today he actually passed a couple times on narrow roads!
We filled the gas tank up, worried that it might be hard to find gas along the roads into the west Galway countryside. There are plenty ...
... version. Things havnt really changed in style just in the ease of manufacturing them
What these people could make from straw or mud was simply amazing
Continuing on to County Sligo we have a quick stop at the Drumcliffe Church yard to visit the grave of WB Yates then following the shoreline of Donegal Bay we head to Balleek to buy a bit of Fine China or Porcelain in this case. Then into Derry we go, xx
... The Front Door, and The Spanish Arch Hotel. All very authentic Irish pubs with small stools, dark, dungy decor, friendly people, and lots of beers. Howevvvvver, I must say one thing I'm disappointed in the bars is instead of cool, different European craft beers Neil and I wanted to try, all we keep seeing on taps are Budweiser, Heineken, Coors Light and even Miller Light! Yuck! Lucky for us there's plenty of Guinness :)