||[Aug. 9th, 2006|11:46 am]
On Wednesday the 2nd of August we drove to Sligo to say farewell to our former travel partner. She agreed to meet up with us once a week so that we wouldn't worry about her. Anyway something happened and she had to go home early. So she left on Monday for home. Apparently her travel patern across Ireland was very eratic, I'm glad we didn't travel with her, it would have driven me nuts. I don't know how she managed to have any money left by the end of the week.|
Last Friday we moved our camp from Corrofin to Cong, where The Quite Man was filmed.
Saturday we drove to Clifden, saw Kylemore Abbey, went to Westport, and saw a gfew rivers and waterfalls.
Sunday we went to a blue flag beach on Achill island and saw Pirates of the Carribean in Ballina. We missed all of the monuments we had planned to see but drove through some of the most startingly beautiful landscape I have ever seen.
Monday we moved our camp to Curragh Chase Forest PArk in Kilcornan Village, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. We drove in to Mungert and picked up some lamb for the grill. That night I made potatoe and carrot soup and grilled lamb with semolina pudding for dinner.
Tuesday we drove to Adare, about 15km away and made an appointment to use the free internet in the library. We toured the village, supposedly the "most charming village in Ireland" and had terrible burgers at the Pink Potatoe" restaurant.
Today we plan to drive up to Shannon and book a place for the 16th and 17th that is not too far from the airport. Then we want to explore Limerick city.