Westport - the first real city in a while...

Trip Start May 20, 2007
Trip End Sep 15, 2007

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Breakfast in Leenaun was nice - we were in the B&B with our view of the fjord.  The nice lady at the B&B had done our laundry for us, so we were in clean clothes (which was fabulous since I'd been wearing my green capri pants every day over my biking shorts to make me look like less of a tourist).  We had a great road to bike on when we left Leenaun - very few cars and we were biking around a Loch (I think I saw a monster in the water - Oliver claimed it was a sea otter or something like that).  After 10 minutes or so of biking, we came across this waterfall on the left.  It really was beautiful and it flowed right into the Loch.  There was a guy fly fishing - we ran into that all day actually - at one point I thought we were going to get 'hooked' by a guy casting his line. 

Our first stop was an adventure center where a cute Australian gave us some ice for our camelbak and offered us sport drinks.  After that we rode by Loch Doo.  It was crystal clear and had pebble rocks at the bottom - and no, I did not jump in. 

We headed to Lewisberg for lunch and Oliver got ice cream - I'm not sure what it is about him and Europe and ice cream, but whenever we're over here he goes crazy and ALWAYS wants ice cream.  I'm not sure if he realizes that we sell it in Atlanta too...

We went through a town called Murrisk and passed the Abbey (The ruined Murrisk Abbey just to the seaward side of the village was an Augustinian abbey founded in 1457 by the O'Malley family.)  We stopped at a little place for a coke (we stop for cokes all the time), but wished we didn't because it was really dirty and we can only imagine what was in our drinks.  We rode on to Westport. 

We passed so many sheep - I love the sheep - I think I would have made a great one!  I'll refrain from any comment on this part...

Westport was a great little town - we found a great B&B - the nicest one so far and then walked around the town.  We went to the Everest cafe for dinner - Indian and Nepalese restaurant.  The food was great and it was a nice change to the Irish stuff we'd been eating. 
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