What was I expecting. 🙂
So I got my first real rainy day in Clifden. I caught a slight bit of rain on my way to Clifden the other day but seems that the weather took a turn for the irish. I‘m sure it will get better but it‘s a good thing I brought some rain-gear but I wouldn‘t have it any other way. I just read about another heatwave back home so I‘m quite happy with a few raindrops.
Clifden was a pretty nice town. Not too much to do there (yeah, I got some writing done), basically there are two roads with shops, pubs and restaurants. Shout-out to EJ Kings, I only had two pints there but that, and please don‘t get me wrong I‘m not trying to be demeaning or superficial, but that pub had the prettiest waitresses I‘ve ever seen. One prettier than the other, seriously I couldn’t tell you who the prettiest was, basically an MC Escher painting, and they were running the place so smoothly, no guy in sight. Don‘t know if they were locals or just there for the season, I‘ll just know I’ll remember that place.
Today was Stage 2 of my cycling adventure, Clifden to Westport, 66km, a nice drive. Caught rain twice and lot‘s of sidewind. But the drive was actually quite nice. Some hills and some meandering roads. I mostly followed the N59, the scenery was beautiful. Some lakes, almost Fjord like and some sheeps. So yeah, pretty much what I was expecting when I decided to cycle though Ireland.
I actually finalized my intinerary and booked all my hotels. The one thing I‘m not sure about is how I‘ll get from Bushmills, I‘m there for the Giants Causeway and not the Distillery, to Belfast. It‘s a 100km drive with ups and downs. I looked into breaking the trip in half but there were no good options. So I might take the bus or train for that leg of the journey, yeah I might do that, I‘m on holiday I can do what I want. I will definitely take my bike on the ferry to Scotland though. Cycle on a ferry, that‘s just so me.
So yeah, fingers crossed for part 4, more about Westport and my journey to Ballina, where I will stay in a castle.