I’m packing my bags and heading west (south-west to be exact). Two bags: one with city and evening clothes and my rucksack with walking clobber.
Yes, you’ve guessed it, we’re heading to Ireland. I’ll spend this weekend in the company of about 150 bookcrossers who are gathering in Dublin from around the world. Neil will do his own tour of the city while I’m at the Bookcrossing do, then we head further west to spend almost two weeks touring Ireland.
We’ve not got a definite plan yet, but will check the weather and try to avoid the worst of the April showers. We hope to do a couple of short 2-3 day backpacking trips on some of the Long Distance Paths, leaving the car and returning to it by bus. We wish to do some walking in MacGillicuddy’s Reeks.
Apart from two nights in (what is to us) a smart hotel in Dublin. we’ll be mainly camping and have packed the large camp-site tent as well as our backpacking tent. We may stay in a few hostels too – if needed, to dry out!
We leave tomorrow to get the Troon – Larne ferry in the early hours of Wednesday.
(Usual disclaimer to potential burglars: We are not leaving the house empty. It is guarded by three burly, fit young men – who work different shifts so there is always someone here – who may be using (ie armed with) a range of tools, including, but not limited to, chain saw and axe.You have been warned ;-))