Well Dad has been gone a month now and to celebrate he's had a great day on the bike. Blue skies and little wind and a great day for riding your bike. He's now in Malin Head the most northerly part of Ireland and at the best hostel so far on the trip the Sand Rock Holiday Hostel. Great views and great hospitality !
Dad had a good night last night. He went to the Yellow Pepper Restaurant but it was a bit pricey (we knew that from looking at the menu). He had hake and vegetables and a small glass of coke and it came to 23 Euros ! However he did say it was very nice. After he'd eaten he nipped in the pub next door and managed to catch the football. Dad got a police escort back to the hostel ... a car was out keeping an eye a small gang of lads and it drove up to the hostel while Dad was walking back behind it !
Dad had an early start this morning but it took him half an hour to find his way out of Letterkenny so he didn't get on route until gone 9.00. It was very cold this morning and Dad stopped off in Newtown Cunningham for a coffee at 10.00 ish to warm him through. Once he'd had that he was fine. He headed off on the N13 which was a busy road but it had a wide hard shoulder so Dad could ride on that. He headed through Speenogue where he picked up the quieter roads to Burntfoot and Fahan. Dad had a nice ride along the coastal roads to Buncrana where he stopped for coffee and scrambled eggs. Dad then cycled onto Carndonagh where he stopped for lunch. It was then onto Malin where he did a shop - he can't afford to eat out again tonight! He cycled out to Ballyhillion and the lighthouse and had his photo taken and then finally onto Malin Head.
Tonight on the menu is Cup a soup, Irish Stew and green beans followed by yoghurt and banana. I bet that comes a lot cheaper than his evening meal last night !
Tomorrow he is heading for Derry and will then be in Northern Ireland ... that means cheaper phone calls !