An open-ended adventure by Sarah
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  • Day15

    Last breakfast

    June 23, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    This is the first time I have seen pancakes, or anything sweet, on the breakfast menu.

    We are running late so between that stress and waking up early, I'm not that hungry.

  • Day14

    Last supper

    June 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We arrived at our hotel in Drogheda, a town outside of Dublin that is convenient to the airport for our flight tomorrow. For some reason they booked us in the Presidential Suite. Which sounds a bit more impressive than it really was. Plenty of room to spread out for the final repack of the luggage.

    We wandered around the town a bit before deciding to just eat in the hotel. The hotel building used to be a monastary and it has a very nice old world feel.
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  • Day14

    Newgrange Monument

    June 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This is the largest (oldest?) stone age monument in Europe. Older than the pyramids at Giza. For $7 they let you actually enter this ancient burial chamber. It was very cool (even if they had cleaned out all the bones).

    It is situated in this lovely valley and had a very nice walk from the parking lot to the visitors center.
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  • Day14

    Walking around Sligo

    June 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We said a sad farewell to our guides in Sligo. Rather than getting on the road immediately, we walked around Sligo a bit and revisited the restaurant we enjoyed the other night.

    Then we were on the road for about 3 hours. Most of the drive wasn't too bad. I think I'm getting pretty good at the roundabouts. Russell may have a different opinion.

    The last 20 mi or so we're a bit nerve-wracking, but we arrived safe and sound.
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  • Day14

    One more full Irish

    June 22, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The innkeepers here are Scottish and they import their black pudding from Scotland. It was very yummy but too rich for me to finish.

    I tried beans and toast for the first time. I must say I was a bit underwhelmed.Read more

  • Day13

    Our last dinner with John and Ruairi

    June 21, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    We had a lovely seafood dinner with an even lovelier view on our last evening in the northwest of Ireland.

    We shut the restaurant down chatting so much. Went straight back to the hotel where the innkeeper treated us to a nightcap of whiskey.Read more

  • Day13


    June 21, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After lunch we had another yoga session. This really helped stretch out all those tight biking muscles

  • Day13

    Lunch in Bundoran

    June 21, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    After about 30 miles of biking, we stopped for a very nice lunch. The town is a sort of seedy, rundown beach town, that is also a big surfing town.