Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 27 - Dunfanaghy

Dad has a good day on the bike today. The sun has shone and he's had blue skies !  However it has been a hard day on the bike with Dad riding around 7 1/2 hours ! He is now in Dunfanaghy at the Carriage Hostel.

Dad had a good stay at the Dooey Hostel. Very nice and he'd recommend it for anyone visiting.  Last night there was a German guy called Chris camping and as Dad had got rid of his tent he donated some of his tent pegs to him.

This morning Dad set off about 9.00 am and he cycled into a headwind with two big hills to climb !  Dad climbed up to 1,650 ft and then cycled into Ardara. The ride was 24 kms and had taken Dad 2 1/2 hours. In Ardara Dad found a great cafe and ordered coffee and bacon baps.  The coffee came in a pot and Dad had three cups out of it ... which meant quite a few "comfort stops" for the rest of the day.  From Ardara Dad continued on small roads to Portnoo and then onto Naran. Dad then picked up the N56 which was relatively quiet and headed to Dungloe, Gweedore, Gortahawk and on into Ray. From there he continued on the N56 into Dunfanaghy.

Dad is in a four bedded dorm with it's own kitchen and sitting room and there is only Dad in it. Tonight on the menu he has cup-a-soup, noodles and some cake - he's on emergency rations as the hostel was before the town.  Tomorrow Dad is heading for Malinhead which is the most northerly point of Ireland.

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