Join Date: Jun 2007
My Motorhome: Hymer Exsis-i 504
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I DID stop over. There are so many islands in the Lough but they're used - in the morning there was à man returned in his boat with 2 dogs. He'd been out to check on his cattle. When he landed he'd an awful job with each dog on a lead n the boat on a rope n trying to step up out the boat at the same time! Turns out there had been another MH previously who'd just prepared their bacon butties - and the spaniel was in n had them before anyone could react! I gather they didn't quite see the funny side 😳 In the evening a young lad turned up to do the same thing only it was pigs he was minding. He told me once they were taking out about 16 very young piglets n one of them ended up in the water. It swam a very good distance to the (wrong) island n they fed it there for a couple of months, on its own poor soul, before taking it to the correct island. Wonder how it integrated after that?! There wasn't anywhere really to walk but it was another very pleasant, lazy day - tho hot, hot, hot !
Today I set to go to a wee Fairy Forest near Cootehill. Very pleasant drive cross country - doing the proper thing n pulling in to let faster traffic past, tho caught up myself with several tractors. Fairy Forest, and its neighbouring riverside parking, completely bunged. I waited 10mins or so to see would anyone leave but it was so obviously a fab family place for river swimming n picnics that there was no chance! So, another destination here at Castleblaney (Muckno Park) which has 2 dedicated MH spaces and a lake n river the kids are having a ball in. I think there are a few walks round here - will have a look when it's cooler. Currently enjoying a cappuccino (really hot, nothing on the top!!) in the shade watching the fun.
1. Beautiful evening last night
2. Today's stop