Day 2August 5, 2016 in Ireland
Thank all that is good, but today was a much, much easier walk. Most of it was on either gravel roads or tiny, one-lane paved roads. What a relief after yesterday! Mom and I still chose to only walk from Camp to Inch (7.2 miles) and Kathy picked us up there. This cut 3 miles off the overall journey and meant that we've spent the afternoon resting and wandering the small village we're staying in. The best part of the day? After a brief rain shower this morning it has been sunny and warm. So lovely.
Now we are in Annascaul, home of Tom Crean, an heroic member of Ernest Shackleton's team to the South Pole in 1914-1916. He has a pub named for him and a statue of him in the town center. In the statue he is holding two puppies, so mom and I figure he had to be a pretty great guy.Read more