Kit and Gwen's Ireland
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
143Trip End Nov 15, 2007
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Lunch at Jeanie and Keith's place (Lynn's South African friend) was another delicious affair which we enjoyed outside, the weather being so unbelievably sunny. It was soon time to move on though, otherwise we felt we wouldn't get out of England with all the hospitality we were experiencing. We had a chuckle at the signs telling us to watch out for badgers.
The four of us spent a glorious day in a most unique little town called Exeter in Devon
After we left Exeter we drove as near as we could to The Eden Project near St Austell, and free parked for the night, in readiness for the gates to open to the Project as we'd heard it is popular and busy during the summer. We were indeed the first in and enjoyed a day walking through The Core (the educational part of the Project, for the school children), followed by a long walk through the Temperate Biome of plants and the Tropical Biome of plants. All three areas were well worth the deviation from our intended itinerary, and that's what's making this trip so interesting. Eden Project can be found on the web.
We are now happily ensconced in Kilmeague and being treated very well by Auntie Kitty, Kit and the extended family, all rellies of Des's. Yesterday we drove up the country to meet Gavin's family in Cavan and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the route we took. Gavin's clan was so welcoming we felt we'd known them all our lives and encouraged them to come for a look-see down under. Kath had a huge meal put up for us which was just as well as we were starving after the 3 hour drive on a light breakfast.
More about Dublin and the family tomorrow as I must socialize now. Des has managed to tie a few over on some of the nights with friends and family, but oh well, we're on holidays after all.