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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 12:37 Thread Starter
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Another little jaunt in Donegal

I originally posted in Jan's thread ("I'm ready to go" - I don't know how to link to a thread, or even if it's possible on EMV)

However, I thought it best to start a new thread since she's travelling in Germany n I'm in Ireland. Given our ages we might confuse ourselves as to where we are going/have been, never mind everyone else!

After picking up my MH from its service I headed to Ramelton for overnight, then to Tramore beach (both on the other thread.)

Last night I was the only vehicle in the parking area but felt very safe. We got the teeming rain so I woke to find the area flooded (except round my wee patch so that was OK). Managed a walk over the heathland, stunning views (including the far hills disappearing into the rain!)

I'm using the Motorhome Parking Ireland app from MotorhomeCraic, as I did on my previous trip, and it's great.
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Ah there you are, I wish you hadn’t said it was flooded except for you wee patch, I would have thought that would surely be a place to get flooded. Right off to my patch now😄
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1. The heath at Tramore beach
2. Viewpoint on way up to Ros Goill - might be possible to overnight but only if cottages behind weren't occupied. I didn't stay cos it's quite exposed)
3. Ros Goill - again, decent sized parking but exposed.
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I came back to the Singing Pub - apparently it's a great place (ex-covid) with live music in the evenings. They allow you to stay (€5 if you use electricity). Not great weather so didn't get another walk in.

Went in to order a takeaway to eat in the MH. The place was quite busy, people standing around to pay their bill, no masks. Not all staff wore masks either. Great fish n chips!!

Dark by 9pm! Summer is over.
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That’s the only draw back of this time of year Jean, the daylight hours get shorter.

I wish I could get proper fish and chips.
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I used to love the frites we got just over the border in Venlo - that was when I learned to eat them with mayo... Mmmm!

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Double calories Jean.

He says after a battered calamari starter, moules & frites course, double ice cream desert and 50cl wine for lunch. Whew.

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Double calories Jean.
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He says after a battered calamari starter, moules & frites course, double ice cream desert and 50cl wine for lunch. Whew.

Ray.
Was that 'our' restaurant? Tho I'd still pass on the moules!
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Ha ha, now don't take this personal Jean but we can't actually remember which restaurant we went to with you as it's gotta be early last year?
I seem to remember we had a picture so was it Au Bon Accueil (truckers) or Hotel des Pins down Denneville Plage?

We actually went to the Hotel today.

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I think it must have been the Hotel des Pins as I don't remember there being enough space for truckers to park. Anyway, well need to do it again to make sure!

I travelled only a few minutes down the road to a spot on the banks of the tidal Drongawn Lough near Carrickart. Walked into the town, half of it on a busy road so not so pleasant. Rain n wind on the way back then I saw the horses on the strand. Seems as if, so long as the tide is out, you've a much safer n more pleasant route by the edge of the lough. There's lots of walking around. Lots of sunshine too, and plenty wind - that meant I didn't leave my newly-installed Maxxair on auto, just in case it opened with the fan n got torn off in the wind! Hadn't thought of that drawback when I was buying!
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