Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 15 - Tarbert

Dad is in a hostel in Tarbert. He's had a good day on the bike - even got wear his sunglasses for about an hour today! Did have a shower of rain but that was at lunchtime and Dad was in a cafe.

Dad had a good night last night ... he sent me the following text "Hi gnt etb at a pub thot v  brem gd good night lv dadx". I might be his daughter but even I couldn't work out what he was saying. I've found out tonight it meant that he'd found a pub and was watching football (Tottenham v Werder Bremen). 

Today he packed up in dry weather for a change. His route took him back through Camp and onto Blennerville where he had a look around the windmill.   From there Dad headed to Tralee which was a large town but too early for bacon butties.  Dad headed onto Ardfert but there was no cafe but instead a Cathedral which he had a quick look around. He was in luck in Ballyheige where he stopped off in Tides cafe and had the best bacon butties and coffee that he's had all trip and it only cost 5 Euros.  He then headed onto Causeway and Ballyduff where he stopped off for lunch (scrambled egg and beans on toast) and sheltered from the rain.  After lunch Dad headed onto Ballybunion which is a really nice sea-side town.  It was then onto Ballylongford and finally to Tarbert. 

Dad has enjoyed today as he is now out of the "touristy" areas, very little traffic and no coaches on the road and the prices in the cafes are cheaper !  He's picked up a couple of windfall apples today and taken them to the hostel only to find in the kitchen someone had already collected some and there was already a huge bag of windfall apples !

No cooking tonight as Dad is off into Tarbert to find a pub with food and showing the football.

Tomorrow he is taking the ferry from Tarbert across the Shannon estuary to Killmer when he will be in County Clare

1 comment:

  1. Been over the Shannon on that ferry. A very long day to see the Cliffs of Mor (did) & the Burran(sp.) (didn't had to get back for last ferry. So some interesting sites ahead for Jack. Hopefully the wind will blow him up the West coast from now on.