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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-09-2020, 12:17 Thread Starter
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Actually Ray, I have seen sun and at times it's been hotter than expected. As Alan says, we Irish (well, adopted in my case!) have got used to it. It hasn't stopped me getting out for walks and noseying around. Having said that, I was just about to head out this morning when the heavens opened - so I just contented myself with some reading/catching up. I'm very happy with the trip so far.

I do think my camera is making the pics darker than they should be. I'm just a point n shoot gal (so don't cross me hahaha!) so if anyone can help with settings I'd be grateful. It's an Honor 8x and I notice it has 2 lenses on the rear as well as what I expect is the flash.
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I guess I'm just a southern softie then Jean. Alans temps sound just about right for me but Prue would like more rain as we do get here for the gardens.

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If I had to I'm pretty sure I could manage well enough near or even in Kinsale. It is a beautiful town in a beautiful.area. It also has The Good Food Circle so that the 20 or so vourmet restaurants in the town compete constantly for a place in that circle.

We do love Kinsale and West Cork in general.. A nice quiet place a 10 minute taxi ride out of the town would be ideal.

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That's a future trip sorted for me Alan - thanks!
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It has a wonderful micro climate being as it is right in the Gulf Stream Jean. I've seen geraniums in window boxes in flower there in January, and I know that it's warm enough for the grass to grow all year round there.

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Maybe sooner rather than later then!
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I came from Rathmullen to a lovely spot at the marina at Fahan, stopping on the way to shop, empty loo, pick up water, diesel, gas (€0.999/l which was quite a shock!) Had a lovely meal from the Railway Inn.

Then up to Buncrana for a couple of nights on the aire there - very pretty gardens next door, walks along the beach etc.

Today I came to Carndonagh where there's an aire with a very confusing sign. Toilet emptying can be done at any time. Grey emptying needs to be done with a bucket. The TO had produced a town walk which I always enjoy even when there isn't a huge amount to see. There was a Mass Rock out of town a bit, for celebrating Mass when it was a head-losing offence - I assume so people could approach from various angles without raising suspicion; also in an elevated position presumably so they could see if undesirables were on their way.

I then came on to Malin Head, seeing as the wind forecast was good. Getting in to the parking was a bit tight. Super loos tho I'm not using them. There was a coffee truck at the top (thought I must be in Germany for a minute!) n she said the midges were out in force today for the first - just my luck!

The relatively short walk to Hell's Hole shows off the amazing headland. The power of the sea, and the sound, are awesome!

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1. Fahan marina
2. Buncrana aire
3. Carndonagh - coming from the left my sygic so-called truck satnav wanted me to turn down there!!
4. Country-style No Parking bollards?
5. The confusing sign - well, I thought so!
6. The boiling waters at Malin Head
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I continued my way round the Inishowen peninsula - Culdaff (lunch stop tho I could have stayed overnight); Shrove (or Stroove) - on some pretty narrow roads.... I'd an annoying rattle in my drawers (no comment!) and I kept pulling over to try taking something else out.... So I'd pots n pans n all sorts distributed about the van - and still a rattle 🤯 But I've since solved it - a folding basket with handles that were beating a tattoo on the tray which amplified the noise. Such bliss to hear it no longer!

Moville - there's not a stop in any of the apps but I managed to find a spot down at the Quay. Lovely shore walk to nearly Greencastle. For the 1st time someone asked me to move on because of the risk of covid. So I moved on down to Quigley Point - it was a deep lay-by going down to the water's edge. I'd a wander along the shore but it just didn't feel right, also the road behind was very busy n noisy so I drove on over to the aire at Buncrana, much of it in the dark which I'm not keen on 😲

There was much discussion from family n friends re whether I might get trapped in Ireland n I've since learned the area I was in (Moville/Letterkenny) has indeed been locked down so the wee elderly lady had a point. But I was back in the north that afternoon anyway. Found a lovely wee place down by the Camowen river on the outskirts of Omagh.

This morning I came to Kinnego Marina on Lough Neagh. Last time I was here was near 50yrs ago and there was nothing here but mayflies - hordes of them that precluded any conversation! What a pleasant place to be - and the sun is shining!

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2. Stroove
3. Moville
4. Omagh
5&6. Kinnego Marina near Lurgan
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Making me jealous Jean

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You even saw the sun Jean....................................... just.

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