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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Thanks so much. We had been warned before by...

Thanks so much. We had been warned before by friends also. We are alway very careful about the bike parking for sure. It is much more of a worry here in the UK and Europe than it was in Latin...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Then we walked a few blocks over to where all the...

Then we walked a few blocks over to where all the action was in the pedestrian zone that is full of bars, clubs, and restaurants. Here there were dozens of places with live music. The way to end a...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Jameson

The rain continued as we made for Dublin and our 430 pm appointment at the Jameson Distillery. Here we had a tour and whisky tasting.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We had planned a coastal route again with a stop...

We had planned a coastal route again with a stop at the Cliffs of Moher. This was a bit of a bust with the blustery wet day it was far from it’s spectacular best.

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Cliffs of Moher

Today we are headed to Dublin with a detour to the “Cliffs of Moher” for about 360 km. The ferry across the river from Tarbert to Killrush saves the about 140 km drive around the inlet.

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Castle View

The route for us ended today near the village of Tarbert on the shore of the Shannon River. Here we booked into a B&B on an island in the river called Castle view and it did have a nice view of the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Dingle Peninsula

Then we started on the Dingle peninsula and the Slea Head circle drive, which ends at Ireland’s most western point at Dunmore Head.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Once you hit the ocean you hug the shore most of...

Once you hit the ocean you hug the shore most of the way around the ring.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Leaving from town you head up over the mountains...

Leaving from town you head up over the mountains on a narrow road, which is dangerous because of the non UK drivers who tend to panic in corners and head to your side of the road! This leads you to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Ring of Kerry & Dingle Penninsula

From here we continued west and south to the touristy town of Killarney.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Saralou
The 9 th century chapel has been sealed under a...

The 9 th century chapel has been sealed under a metal roof, while the stone roof has been removed, repaired and reinstalled. Thousands of years of rain were threatening its collapse. The drying out...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Saralou
The site was donated to the church in 1101 at the...

The site was donated to the church in 1101 at the time of the building of the “round tower”.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Rock of Cashel

We are on a bit of a tight time line and so we are trying to squeeze as much of the island as we can into about 5 days. Today we are headed to Killarney in 284 Km.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Saralou
From here we made for the Ferry dock for Irish...

From here we made for the Ferry dock for Irish Ferries. You check in at the kiosk and get a boarding card. The UK police check your passport before you bord. To get on the ferry you actually cross a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 08:31 AM
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Views: 168,957
Posted By Saralou
We went back and followed the coastline south to...

We went back and followed the coastline south to St. David’s, where there is a very nice Cathedral complex that was originally founded here in 589. The present Cathedral was built in 1181.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Pembroke

We had a short trip to the ferry dock at Pembroke, but we managed to make a day of it by taking the scenic route.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Sheldon You will like IOM! We had a great...

Sheldon


You will like IOM! We had a great time there last week. There is a ton of things to do and see besides the TT track. We are in Scotland until the 8 th when we get the ferry from New...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 08:37 AM
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Views: 168,957
Posted By Saralou
[QUOTE=OnTheWay;26850664]You may catch up other...

[QUOTE=OnTheWay;26850664]You may catch up other rider, he just passed through.



Yes we know Sheldon from the South America part of his RR. We have not met him in person, but maybe we will now....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Hey Sheldon Saw your pic of Stonehenge....

Hey Sheldon


Saw your pic of Stonehenge. We are just ahead of you! We are in Edinburgh right now. Maybe we will finally meet up. We are in Scotland until the 8th of June. Sara & Dan


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Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Thank YOU! I like the maps too. I find when I...

Thank YOU! I like the maps too. I find when I read other RR of places I have not been I can not follow the route. When they say all the place names they are going.



Sara
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Saralou
There were a lot of single-track lanes to...

There were a lot of single-track lanes to explore. Finally we made it to the coast at Aberytwyth and from there we went south and east to Lampeter.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Lampeter

From Cardiff we went the long way to Lampeter, which is northwest.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and at the city...

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and at the city center is the castle of course.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Saralou
caerphilly

We were again on our way to Cardiff, but made a second stop in Caerphilly to see the amazing castle there. It was built in 1268 and because of its unique design of multiple layers of defense it was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:20 PM
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Views: 168,957
Posted By Saralou
England has a network of 1000 miles of canals....

England has a network of 1000 miles of canals. They were used for 40 years to build the railway and then abandoned. Now they have been restored for leisure craft. These 20 locks span a 2 km stretch...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Saralou
The route took us thru the national park, which...

The route took us thru the national park, which is a network of single tracks and several passes.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Bath

Bath is where the rich and famous have come to relax for hundreds of years, but the Romans first built baths here in 60 AD. The landmarks include the Royal cresent, the Circus (a ring of houses), and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We are on our way to Cardiff Wales today, but we...

We are on our way to Cardiff Wales today, but we made a stop in the famous city of Bath and to the castle at Caerphilly on the way.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Amesbury

This is just 5 miles from the town of Amesbury where we had booked into an inn. There is a very nice walking circle route from the town that takes about 45 minutes and goes past fields full of sheep...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 06:09 PM
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Views: 168,957
Posted By Saralou
Stonehenge

Stonehenge



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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Stonehenge

From here we headed further back in time to check out Stonehenge. We were not going to pay 17.50 pounds (35$ ) each to see the rocks that can be seen fairly well from the road.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Salisbury

Leaving the coast we arrived to the city of Salisbury where there is the stunning Salisbury Cathedral. Pilgrims have been coming here since it was completed in 1258. It has the world’s oldest working...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Saralou
The weather is still dreary here in the UK, but...

The weather is still dreary here in the UK, but we did finally get some sun today for our ride northwest to see Salisbury and Stonehenge.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Saralou
From there we cut cross-country thru the Dartmoor...

From there we cut cross-country thru the Dartmoor National Park. Here on the high moor it was very cold and very wet. The conditions improved quite a bit by the time we arrived to Torquay.



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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Torquay

Today it is raining again as we continue north and east to Torquay.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The weather has continued to be wet, cold, and...

The weather has continued to be wet, cold, and windy. That however has not diminished the beauty of Cornwall. There are castles everywhere. Riding thru the tiny villages connected by one-lane tracks...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Saralou
From here we rode to “Lands End”, which is the...

From here we rode to “Lands End”, which is the western most point in mailand England.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The most southern point in the “continental” UK...

The most southern point in the “continental” UK is at Lizard Point or “the Lizard”.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Saralou
From Plymouth we took the Tor point ferry and...

From Plymouth we took the Tor point ferry and then rode south on the east coast to the end of the road and then up the west coast to Redruth. We had been told that bikes are free westbound on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Saralou
driving on the LEFT

Riding your bike on “the wrong side of the road” is actually not as easy as it looks. Your instincts are all wrong here. The worst are the multilane round abouts or when you turn right onto a divided...
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