Join Date: Jun 2007
My Motorhome: Hymer Exsis-i 504
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And another little jaunt, starting in Donegal
Had a lovely weekend with family in Dunfanaghy, then moved on for a wee trip somewhere - not at all sure where! In fact, just before I left my daughter's I was on the way to Magheraroarty but by the time I got on the road I was heading in the other direction towards Glenveagh National Park. Bad move! I was met at the road end by someone official turning vehicles away as they were ram-packed! So back to a wee lay-by I'd seen to think again.
I decided on a wee place in Churchill that I've been to by car before - lovely wee ancient-style café but in fact there wasn't enough parking. Thankfully I'd added a back-up so I'm now parked opposite the local pub with beautiful views over Lough Finn. Went to a horsebox coffee stand n had great craic with 3 of the locals. The oldest, 84, had left here as soon as he could, aged about 14 after he'd managed to save £10 (the boat to Glasgow was 17/6) He finally settled near London for 40yrs n has been back here for 30. Fascinating to talk to.
Beautiful evening sunshine. There's a walk by the steam railway line - maybe a couple of hours, so I'll do that tomorrow. The road seems quite busy but with earplugs in I should be OK.
I went to the pub behind me n had a lovely chat with a gentleman who is also a MHer (but was on his bike this evening!) He went to Portugal in September 19 n got home May this year I think! It really is a lovely place to just sit n take in the view.
I noticed that three of the 4 men I spoke with had no compunction about including the odd swear word while talking to me, sometimes more than just the odd one. Am I being a prude, feeling uncomfortable with that? Actually, I don't care, I AM uncomfortable with it.