Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 26 - Rest Day

Well Dad is still in Glencolmcille (or depending which may you look at Glencolmbkille). Been a lovely day but a cold day.  Dad has has decided to get rid of the tent (the guy from the hostel has taken it off his hands) as he's not done much camping on this trip as he's not come across  many campsites. It'll be less weight for him to carry as well.

Dad had a good night last night. Went to listen to a couple of the musicians who are staying in the hostel as they were playing in one of the the pubs - any excuse to go to a pub! Dad got in about 11.00 ish and that's an early night as apparently some of the pubs and music go on until the small hours! The pub was VERY busy as there were many of the locals in as well as they were raffling off a car! Dad should have entered. He'd have finished off the trip quicker by car.

Today Dad has had a leisurely day. Dad has done some repairs to the bike. He's had a walk along the beach but it was much too cold for a swim or paddle!  He has also walked around the village and visited both of the Churches.  He also an all day breakfast in the cafe.  This afternoon he visited the heritage centre. He left the lady on the reception a copy of the blog details and apparently she was telling others about Dad's trip ... so I had better get the blog right !

Dad has also been to have a look at Slieve League cliffs which at over 600 metres are Ireland's second highest cliffs.

Dad did a big shop ... which on a bike can't be much and he plans to eat at the hostel tonight.

Dad has some stats ... he's camped 8 nights and had 18 B&B/hostels.  He has had 16 dry days and only 10 wet ones ... so it hasn't actually rained every day !

1 comment:

  1. Ah but i bet he can carry a load more now that he has ditched the tent. Room in the panniers for lots of nosh.