Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cornish Camping Weekend – 17th to 20th August 2012

We didn’t rush to leave Brighton on friday morning, the weather forecast promised heavy rain in Cornwall but a heatwave in Sussex.  No sense in running towards the wet, but we had booked our spaces in a muddy field high enough … Continue reading

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Stone walls to admire

When we were in Ireland a while back we heard how many totally unnecessary miles of walls were built by starving people to earn the minimal amounts of food handed out by the English.  Given that there seems to be … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife Update

Did you know that the WorldWide Fund for Nature used to be the World Wildlife Fund, but they changed the name because it sounded like they were just having a great time?  Its true I tell you – maybe I … Continue reading

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Heading home – Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th July

On the morning of Wednesday 25th July we were dropped at Coleraine Station and started out for Dublin.  The train from Belfast to Dublin had the nastiest floor I’ve ever encountered on a train – a short pile carpet that … Continue reading

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On the Causeway Coast – 23rd and 24th July 2012

Monday morning driving north in the rain.  Jon is using his new satnav device and has set it to ‘most direct’ route, so we find ourselves on minor roads crossing the Sperrins – an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Bleak … Continue reading

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Florence Court, Tully Castle and Marble Arch Caves

John and Denise met us at Sligo railway station and drove us to Enniskillen and their home. Next day we went to Florence Court, a Georgian National Trust property a bit SW of the town, once the home of the … Continue reading

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The Cliffs of Moher, a portal tomb a pot still and away

This is the last day of the brewery trip, and all at the gallop.  A grand breakfast at the Wild Honey Inn (preceded by a fine dinner too, but no room or time for that just now), then the smoked … Continue reading

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