Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 17 - Doolin

Dad has just rang. He was sitting outside the hostel by the river and I could hear music ... there was a fiddler and a guitarist playing !  Not surprisingly he is in Doolin - a town renowned for it's Irish Music !

Dad has had a leisurely sunny day on the bike today and probably only done around 20 miles (it still sounds a lot to me!). 

Last night he had a good night in the pub ... liver and onions, Guinness, Liverpool winning 4-1 and to finish it off some Irish Music.  He got chatting to a German guy who it turned out that Dad was sharing a room with in the hostel !

This morning he set off about 9.30 and headed to Liscannor. He then went on a tour of the Cliffs of Moher (it was free for bikes!).  Dad had a walk around and had his photo taken at the cliffs.  It was quite a climb up to the cliffs but that meant it was downhill on the other side and it was downhill all the way to Doolin.  Tonight Dad is camping at the Aille River Hostel which is in the middle of town. He has already sussed out three pubs to visit tonight and he'll pick up a meal in one of those.  Camping at the hostel is good value at 9 Euros a night as he can use all the facilities in the hostel (even free tea) but have the freedom of camping.

He has had a walk around and been and watched the ferries going to Arann but Dad has decided he's not going over.  Tomorrow he'll head toward Galway.

Reminded Dad tonight that this day last year he was just finishing his Tour of Britain ! I think he might be having a pint tonight to celebrate the anniversary.

Edited to say just found these photos linked to the Hostel website ... it looks a great place to be !

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