Westport Plaza Hotel
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HE SAID: Unbelievably, today was one of the highlights of the trip. Why, you ask? Because I was able to jump on a bog. For those of you of whom have never jumped on a bog and don't know what it is, let me explain. A bog is a mossy area that grew over water. It's hard enough to walk on, but not good for much else. When someone ten feet away jumps up …
... The streets had more package tour Americans than they did Irish. It was a good spot for a rest, but with my cold on the way out I was itching to get moving again.
So early in the morning, I headed onto the road. The road from Westport to Mayo was my first taste of what a local in the pub described to me as Ireland's 'windy, wee roads'. It was also pelting rain, which made for a bit of a nasty drive. But as soon as I pulled into Cong, I knew it'd all been worth it. Cong is ...
... places there was no fence and you could literally get right up next to the cliff. This gave me the heeby Jeebies and I had to retreat to the other side of the fence. On the way back to Galway we stopped in a small town close to the cliffs called Doolin. Jake and I chose to grab sandwiches at a coffee shop rather than a hot meal at the pub. There were a handful of others that did the same. We were outside eating our sandwiches, because the SUN was SHINING in Ireland today and ...
After a quick breakfast and more 'tinker craic', we jumped on our bikes and headed south-east, to Westport. The ride was beautiful and largely uneventful, with good weather.
I've posted some pictures of what we saw along the way.
Westport was a pleasant town, but 3 nights was too many. We went for a few rides, the highlights of ...
... took our passport details. Her paranoia was due to her fear of 'tinkers', who are apparently a problem in these parts. Old Bill McIntyre had rented a field to the 'tinkers', and isn't too popular in town as a result. We didn't know Old Bill, but strongly disapproved of his actions, which raised us in her eyes. She mentioned that the head tinker from Limerick is also in town - and he ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking