August 31 - Swansea to Bridgend Rain Wind Blocked paths Hills Elevator Barriers Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. Check. We were back in the saddle for our first full day of riding in a while and it had a bit of everything. It was like going back to school after a long holiday and finding... Continue Reading →
On Waves And Wheels To Wales
August 30 - Rosslare to Swansea Oh that dastardly wind. It had blown fiercely all of yesterday and it hadn’t mellowed at all overnight. The trees were horizontal and it gave every indication of being a very lumpy ferry crossing. We also had the challenge of having a plan but having absolutely no idea if... Continue Reading →
A Super Send Off
August 28 - Kilkenny to Rosslare Today was our last day of exploring Ireland and what a ripper it was. We had sunshine and a top place to roam and it was a great send off for our time on the Emerald Isle. When we arrived in Kilkenny yesterday, it looked like it would be... Continue Reading →
And Lashings Of Ginger Beer…Hurrah!
August 27 - Athlone to Kilkenny A castle, an ice house, a well, woodland trails and a giant telescope. If that isn’t the perfect setting for an adventure by The Famous Five, with a basket of tuck and lashings of ginger beer, I don’t know what is. With the rain coming down we decided not... Continue Reading →
You Could Call It Mellow Monday
August 26 - Oranmore to Athlone Unhurried, no rushing, no place to be, no jobs to be done, no great distances to travel. That was today. It was nice to do everything at a gentle pace, not have to spend too long in the van and just go through the day at a more chillaxed... Continue Reading →
Well, Give Us Some Crampons And Call Us Mountain Climbers!
August 25 - Connemara National Park Today was a roaming day with a slight twist. We thought we might get on the bikes again but that plan didn’t happen, so a roaming/rambling/hiking we went instead. Sunshine greeted us this morning as we hit the road for our Sunday outing. Not wanting to get ourselves too... Continue Reading →
Stunning On The Outside, Eye-Rolling On The Inside
August 24 - Limerick to Oranmore After another quick run on the treadie this morning, we packed up, set off and hit the road. We were going to continue along the Wild Atlantic Way heading north. We motored off, away from Limerick, deciding not to repeat the battle with the traffic and streets of yesterday.... Continue Reading →
I’m Not A Poet And Yes, I Know It!
August 23 - Tralee to Limerick You will see from above, that our pit stop today was Limerick. So, just for a bit of silliness, I bring you today’s instalment entirely in the structure of limericks. Apologies for my questionable literary skills, but… y’know, it had to be done! Two Tasmanians set off to explore... Continue Reading →
Ooh, That Was Creepy
August 22 - Killarney to Tralee Ever been somewhere and had that feeling where you just want to keep looking over your shoulder? Ever stood in a room and felt a bit of a shiver and you want to turn around and check behind you? Ever had that kind of creepy feeling? Or is it... Continue Reading →
In The Footsteps Of The Ancients
August 21 - Glengarriff to Killarney No pedal again today, so we decided to ramble instead. We hit the road under grey skies and motored through the little village of Glengarriff and the scenery continued to be spectacular, with the rugged hills and coastline on either side of us, then through rock tunnels in the... Continue Reading →