Ah, the 1840's were a dark time indeed for Ireland, no doubt your ancestors left due to the famine or perhaps they left before it got truly bad. The "coffin ships" were certainly no joke. But every cloud has a silver lining and you, the descendent are here to keep us entertained with your travels. Hopefully we'll meet on in the trail S. America this time next year (when I get funds, I'll be following in your footsteps) Was wondering all the same, now you have the ss coming in monthly, will you be on the road continuously or still returning north for the few months In summer to boost the kitty so to speak. Either way, can't wait for the adventure to resume! Ride safe, ride free amigo. Sean.