Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

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    Your last few posts have made my day. Great pictures. The maps make all the difference. Thank you.
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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    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.



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    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 bridge like ramp over the loading cargo trucks. The ferry attendants take care of the strapping of the bikes. This is a four-hour slightly rough crossing to Rosslare Ireland. We had booked into a hotel 20 km up the road and so we arrived in daylight.


    [​IMG]pemboke 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 21 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 25 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 28 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]pemboke 31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  11. Saralou

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    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.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 10.07.40 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    Riding here is much like Wales, it is desperately pretty and full of tiny single lane roads and good secondary roads. We did take the highway to get the 140 KM to Cashel so that we would have time to explore the ruins at the Rock of Cashel.




    [​IMG]FILE0066 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    This 9 th century fortress was the home of the Kings of Munster, who rules from the hilltop.


    [​IMG]killarney 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    The site was donated to the church in 1101 at the time of the building of the “round tower”.


    [​IMG]killarney 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 35 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    The larger ruined Cathedral was added in 1235.

    [​IMG]killarney 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]killarney 3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]killarney 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    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 period has lasted 5 years. Prior to this the chapel walls were black because the rock was so wet. The drying out has also revealed the frescos on the ceiling.

    [​IMG]killarney 27 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 24 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]killarney 31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    This was a center for teaching and many smaller abbeys like the ruins in the distance surrounded the rock.

    [​IMG]killarney 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    From here we continued west and south to the touristy town of Killarney.

    [​IMG]killarney 38 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    Killarney is the gateway to the 179 km Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Penninsula. The coastal sections of these routes are part of the wild Atlantic way, which is a 2500 km scenic driving route.


    [​IMG]images-3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 11.48.08 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.34.28 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    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 Carrigafoyle Castle or tower house.

    [​IMG]FILE0268 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]kerry-dingle 46 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]kerry-dingle 48 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]kerry-dingle 52 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]kerry-dingle 56 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]kerry-dingle 50 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    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.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.36.30 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    This was not that nice today on this rainy bleak Irish morning.

    [​IMG]FILE0304 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]FILE0338 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]dublin 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]dublin 3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]dublin 5 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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