Ireland
County Wicklow

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  • Day21

    Today was the start of the driving part of the trip. I picked up my car in Dublin. I had originally booked an intermediate size car but upgraded to a diesel car and I think I’m glad I did. The original car looked like a station wagon. The car I have is a VW Passat. It’s a bit fancy which means it has unnecessary bells and whistles. It keyless, stops itself when I’m stopped in traffic and has a tiny handbrake which makes hill starts quite hard. The first time I parked I couldn’t get it in reverse. There is no manual and eventually I had to ring the car hire place to ask them. It turns out you need to push the gear stick down and then put it in first to put it in reverse! Who designs these things??
    One thing I forgot to check before driving off was the speed limit! Fortunately I didn’t get too far before I saw a sign saying it is 50 km/hr in built up areas. Thank goodness for GPS! I don’t know where all the street signs are but I couldn’t find them. I saw three street signs, for minor streets off the major street I was driving on, on low walls. I didn’t see a sign for a major road.

    I made my way to Glencree which is at the northern part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. From there to Glendalough I took the Old Military rd which was stunning. I don’t know if it is technically moorland but that’s what it reminded me of.
    The roads were every bit as narrow and windy as I had been warned they wold be. Even so I was still surprised at how long it took to get anywhere.

    I stopped of in Glendalough to take a look at the upper lake and all the beautiful scenery. I would have liked to spend longer but I was still a way from Waterford. I got here about 7pm. I’m staying in the industrial area of the town but the hotel and room are fine.
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  • Day29

    What a stellar day! Beautiful sunshine and spectacular views. Went through the the mountains where Excalibur, Saving private Ryan, Braveheart, The Vikings and PS I love you were all filmed. Magnificent! Also saw a private cabin owned my guinesses nephews where only stars go for private relaxation. What a lesson in history! Love the signs here! Check out the new dog sign. They don't Jess around. Stayed tuned for more-just having a pub lunch of fish and chips.Read more

  • Day46

    Ireland

    July 31, 2017 in Ireland

    Today we were in the plane for 10hours because we were flying to Ireland!! In order to fly to Ireland, we had to go from LAX to FRA. We had comfy seats that could be a bed! I watched Good Luck Charlie, Lab Rats, Austin and Ally, Alice through the looking glass, Blinky the koala, and lots more. I slept for 5 hours. Which means I was awake for 5 hours. We reached Frankfurt and to be honest, I always think of sausages if someone says Frankfurt 😂😂😂
    We got our bags checked and we went straight on the plane, I mostly slept the whole ride (1h and 45mins) and when we reached Ireland I was so exited! Nanny,Grandad,Caoillain was there and even Caoillain said こんにちは😃(konnichiwa) !!
    We bought dinner, I had chips and battered sausages and it was yummy!!
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  • Day47

    Golly fishing

    August 1, 2017 in Ireland

    Whoa today was a fun day. My favourite was probably Golly Fishing. Golly Fishing is when you have a bone and throw the rope in the river and the baby crabs (gollys) eat the bone and you pull the string up and put the crabs in your bucket and at the end eventually put the crabs back in the lake/sea. Last night, because I was so jet lagged, I woke up at 1am!! We were awake because we were jet lagged and then Mammy and Conor woke up and we couldn't sleep! We were up till 3am! When I woke up it was 9.30 and Liz, Eleanor, Nanny,Grandad,Mammy,Daddy and Conor were already awake! I had rashers, toast, and egg for breakfast 🍳 and it was a typical Irish breakfast for me! 🤣🤣
    The 6 of us went walking up Glendalough and we walked 6km altogether, which was a good exercise. We decided to go Golly Fishing and me, Grandad, Conor and Nanny caught about 35 crabs! Grandad bought the bone 🍖 at the Butchers and we tied the rope to the bone, and dropped the bone for the crabs to eat. It was really fun and I was surprised that me and Conor caught app.35 crabs!! I caught a really big one! We took photos and I was proud! Then we went home and Eleanor, David and Liz left and everyone else except nanny went on Grandads boat. It was impressive because Grandad painted it and fixed the seats and the cushions. It was GRAND! (Because grandad likes the word grand😏😏) I felt a little sea sick. Then when we got off the boat we saw Sammy The Seal! Sammy the Seal is famous in Ireland because he is always in this river and we even saw a sign that said 'Seals crossing'.
    We ended the day with a beautiful sunset 🌅.
    Today was a fun day 😉
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  • Day37

    Cycling

    July 22, 2017 in Ireland

    Today we went to the palace of fine arts and the golden gate park. The palace of fine arts was beautiful!!
    We rented bicycles at the golden gate park and cycled in the park. I had asked daddy and mummy to take me to cycling for a long time so I was very happy. It was wheelie fun and I hope we can come here again.

  • Day49

    Walks with dogs and Nanny

    August 3, 2017 in Ireland

    Bobby and Ziggy are such good dogs. They are even licking me now!! I took them for a walk today with nanny while Conor, Grandad, Mammy and Daddy went fishing on Grandads boat. They went early at 9am because they wanted to catch good fish. I was holding onto Ziggys leash first and he was fast! I kept going in circles but he was ok. 👍👌🏻 We walked to Marragh playground and we let the dogs free and we took their leash off. When we were walking we saw Nannys grandparents house. On the way back, we were looking if we saw Grandads boat. Me and Nanny were shouting Grandad, Conor ,Mammy and Daddy's name really loud but they didn't notice us. Grandad and co. were out for 2 hours,so we thought they didn't catch any fish, but actually they got 2small fish and 1 mackerel!! We ate the mackerel for lunch and it was delicious!Read more

  • Day46

    Ireland

    July 31, 2017 in Ireland

    We are going to Ireland 🇮🇪 today! We went to a the airport early and waited for the security check. The line was extremely long! I think we were waiting for
    45 minutes! We relaxed for about 2 years 😜then went on the plane✈️ .
    We were not heading straight to Ireland 🇮🇪. We were heading to Frankfurt. I slept in the plane because the flight was really long (10 hours). After the plane flight to Frankfurt we went on the plane to Ireland. At the airport in Ireland nanny and grandad and Caoillain were waiting for us. We went in nanny and grandad's car with Caoillain. When we reached the house, the Nintendo switch was there! Liz, Uncle David, bobby and ziggy were there.Read more

  • Day1

    GC 43

    March 21, 2017 in Ireland

    Kurz nach der Landung aufgemacht zum ältesten Cache in Europa.

    Bray Head, County Wicklow, Ireland.

    The first geocache in Europe, placed on 3rd June 2000 - just one month after the demise of selective availability.

    When selective availability was turned off, and the geocaching game took off, I decided to hide a cache near where I was living in Bray, Co. Wicklow. I was delighted to see that I manged to place the cache before anyone else in Europe placed one.

    And so all was well, until 15 June 2003, when I went to visit the cache and found it to be gone! Disheartened, I found it too difficult to replace the cache.

    Enter Donnacha who, on 31 May 2004, placed a replacement cache within eyeshot of the original location. The coordinates listed above refer to the coordinates of the replacement cache - the original cache was at 53d 11.477' N, 6d 04.804' W, hidden under stones where the two walls meet. You can view photos here and here. If you are visiting the replacement, do say hello to the original location!

    And so the cache lives again! Enjoy!

    As you make your way towards the cache, look left and you will see Lord Meath's Lodge.

    The railway company owned the walkway up to Lord Meath’s Lodge. They kept the gate closed and charged a penny for entry each day except Friday. The estate house was Killruddery House, which is now open to the public. A dirt road was also constructed around the top of Bray Head for guests, and this was also open to the public. The cliff walk was closed each Friday when it was reserved for Lord Meath’s own use. The steps above the toll house led to the estate and the stones for the cottage and the toll gate were collected from the immediate area with the exception of granite and red brick which were brought to the site.
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  • Day47

    Golly fishing (japanese)

    August 1, 2017 in Ireland

    今日は楽しい日でした。今日の一番好きな活動はゴリーフィッシングでした。ゴリーフィッシングは、カニを釣る遊びです。お肉を買って、ヒモで結びつけて、ゴリーが見えたら、ヒモを引っ張って、釣ったゴリーをバケツに入れます。(ゴリーは赤ちゃんガニです) 私とコナーは約35匹捕まえました!私は大きいゴリーも捕まえたし、小さなごリーも捕まえたので嬉しかったです!私、ママとコナーは時差ボケで昨日の夜朝の1時におきました!私たちはねれなくて、3時まで起きていました!!今眠いです。起きたら、9時になってて、リズとエレノアもいました。リズはグレンダロックに行こうか?て聞いて、だでいは良いよと答えました。車でグレンダロックまでは25分ぐらいでした。私達は6キロぐらい歩きました!!
    その後、グランダの船に乗りました。グランダはボートに色をぬって、椅子やライフジャケットを準備してくれて、ありがたいです。ペコリ🙇🏼‍♀️🙇🏼‍♀️🙇🏼‍♀️ 私はちょっと酔っちゃて、気持ち悪くなりました。けれど、家の近くについたら、サミー ザ シール が 見えました。サミー ザ シール は ウィックロウの海にいる、有名なシールです!シールは日本語で、アザラシだと思います。。。サミー ざ シール は 太ってて、あまり可愛いクナカッタデスー。。。。😅
    けれど、見えてよかったです。
    さっき、キレイな日没が見えました。キレイでしたーー。明日も見たいです。
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Wicklow, County Wicklow, Cill Mhantáin

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