Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 23 - Dromore West

Well it has been a wet, windy and cold day on the bike today.  In fact Dad has dug out the gloves from the bottom of the panniers and has been wearing them.  As Dad has been cycling along the cliff edges at times he's had to get off the bike and walk as it was so windy. Dad reckons it was probably around force 8 gales.  The foam from the sea was being blown up the cliffs and at first Dad thought it was snowing! It's probably been the worse day weatherwise today. Hopefully weather will now start to improve ( I say this every day !)

Dad is now in a farm B&B in Dromore West and has just had a nice warm shower.

Dad had a really nice night in the hostel last night. There were three Polish people, a Swiss girl who had been out on her first surfing lesson and had even managed to stand on the board and then Job and his partner from Holland. 

Today Dad has had to repair his front panniers and his watch. At first when he said he'd been looking for a jewellers I thought I was going to get a nice present from Ireland ... but he wanted one so he could get a battery for his watch. I wasn't thinking the same when he said he'd been looking for a hardware shop! Anyway he found one and has now got a washer to repair his panniers.

His route today has taken him through Glenamoy (well that's what it sounded like but I can't find on the map!) and along the steep cliffs at Belderrig. He stopped off at Ceide Fields stone age site as they had a cafe for soup and a coffee to warm up !  From there it was onto Ballycastle and into Killala (I think he was on R314) where he found a pub and it was more soup (fish !!) and a cup of tea!.  It was then onto Ballian which is where he fond the shops.  Then on the N59 he biked to Corballa and into Dromore West.  Tonight he is off to find a pub for his evening meal.

Tomorrow he is heading on and beyond Sligo.

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