Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 14 - Dad is camping just outside Camp !

It's been a bit wet morning on the bike today ... in fact it rained til about 11.30, but then it brightened up but it was still a bit windy. Dad is camping tonight just outside Camp in a place called Castlegregory at Green Acres campsite .  He's managed to find a spot between two static caravans (to keep him sheltered from the wind) and negotiated the price down from 15 Euros to 8 Euros !

Dad had a good night last night. After speaking to me he went and had fish and chips for tea and then found a pub that was showing the Stoke v Aston Villa game. However there was only Dad in the pub, so at half time (and Stoke 1-0 behind and not playing so well) he headed off to find another pub! He found a busier pub that was showing the game and when Stoke equaliser Dad gave a cheer. He gave an even louder cheer was Stoke took the lead with virtually the last kick of the game! In fact someone came and asked him if "his team" had won ! Following the football they had Irish music on, so all in all Dad had a good night.  The hostel Dad was staying in last night wasn't much busier with just Dad and a fellow hosteler staying.

Dad set off about 9.00 am this morning with a headwind and his route took him through Milltown, Ventry and then headed onto Slea Head (the most westerly point in Ireland). Dad then headed to Dunquin, Ferritersquarter and onto Ballyferriter for lunch. Unfortunately no bacon buttie today and Dad made do with coffee and a scone.  Dad then headed back into Dingle and then onto Camp and continued onto Castlegregory. Dad has been cycling close to the Brandon Group of mountains ... he did consider cycling over Conors Pass ... but thought his bike might exceed the weight limit allowed on the mountain pass !

Tonight on the menu is cup-a-soup, a Fray Bentos Chicken and Vegetable stew which had a lot more vegetables than chicken! Pudding banana and yogurt. The campsite has a kitchen so that's an added bonus. There is no pub close by so Dad will be having a night at the campsite.

Tomorrow he is heading towards Tralee.

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