Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 13 - Dingle

Dad is in now in Dingle.  He's had a tough day on the bike. He's done around 100 km ... the first 50 km this morning took around 2 1/2 hours as he had a tailwind. This afternoon the next 50 km took around 4 hours as he had a headwind ! Weather has been mixed as well this morning it was wet and windy and the afternoon dry and windy !

Dad had a good night on the campsite last night.  They lite a peat fire in the lounge at the campsite so Dad sat round chatting.  This morning it was a misty start.  The route from Caherciveen took him through Glenbeigh and onto Killorglin (I think he has been following the N70) where he stopped for coffee and a bacon buttie.  There are lots of tourist coaches around this part of Ireland and Dad said that from about 10 o'clock a coach came past every ten minutes ! After morning coffee it was onto Milltown and Castlemaine and onto Inch. Dad stopped off at a pub for lunch and ordered his tea and sandwiches and then managed to get fed again at a funeral wake that was in the pub !  Dad even got chatting to the son of the lady who had died - I bet he was the only one in the funeral party wearing cycling gear !

From Inch it was onto Anascaul and then onto Dingle. Dad is staying in the hostel. Tonight he is off out to for a meal and a pint and in search of a pub that might be showing the Stoke game! 

Dingle is the most westerly part of Ireland so tomorrow he'll be cycling up the West Coast of Ireland.

1 comment:

  1. He should go to The Dingle Pub. They are showing the game and he`ll have fantastic live music as well.