Now that there was a car available, we made a decision (without much hesitation in fairness), to ditch the bags for the last day. Given that we had about 400 miles in the legs and wanted to tackle the Gap of Mamore it was a fairly wise decision. Although the
Our original plan had been to cycle from Ballyshannon past Letterkenny, just to leave us with a short day at the end, (circa 45 miles or so). But since Martin O’C was driving back up from Limerick to cycle the last day with us, we decided to have an easy
On paper a long day, and this was made a lot longer by a headwind that was present for about 60 miles. Understandably after the previous night, there was a slow start in the morning, but a very heavy shower (10 minutes of absolutely torrential rain), made this a struggle.
At 79 miles this was planned to be our longest day, and given that a few of us were struggling at the very start with stiff legs, the initial climb out of Doolin was a bit of a shock. But once the legs loosened out a bit it turned out
Between the hangover and infection, I wasn’t feeling 100% when I got up. But once I saw the state of the 2 lads who stayed in my sister’s house morale quickly improved! Understandably it was a slow enough start, but the spin to Tarbert to get the ferry was lovely,
Ok, firstly I was supposed to have kept the blog updated daily, with the plan being at the end to do a proper write-up. But once the iPhone died (it’s still broken actually) that meant I was without technology. So anywhere, here’s a very quick roundup, I’ll put up posts
The Group at Mizen Head We left Mizen Head just before 2 pm and luckily the weather conditions we’re pretty favourable (if anything there was a dead heat in sheltered areas). We set a fairly decent pace, and stopped in Durrus, Bantry and finally in Glengarriff. The biggest climb of