Well at least I managed to get my fat arse moving today!
A nice early start and I was in Dublin at just after 9 o’clock. An easy ride in mainly on cycle/bus lanes, which being a Sunday were fairly quiet.
Once in Dublin I went straight to the port to book my ticket, then it was off into Dublin city, where I spent a couple of hours cycling around. I never stopped anywhere as I’m always nervous about leaving the bike!
One thing I did notice, there was a lot of glass on the roads, particularly on the side streets near the bars. Obviously it was a lively Saturday night!
Time passed very quickly and in no time at all it was time to go back to the ferry.
The ferry crossing was very enjoyable, and also passed in no time at all! A young family who had been visiting family in Ireland came and sat next to me. We spent the entire journey talking and playing cards!
I arrived in Holyhead and went to find a hotel, but they were full! I even tried a couple of B&B’s, one turned the no vacancy light on just as I turned up! And the next one said that they were full, despite, the sign saying to the contrary and their carpark being empty!
But it all turned out for the best, I managed to find a lovely little campsite with a pub attached!
Don’t know how I didn’t spot it in the first place!
Been lazy today and decided to stop for another day in Rush!
Apart from being lazy the other reason is, the ferry I’m hoping to catch gets me into Holyhead at about 6pm, and I don’t think there’s a campsite close by! Well certainly not on the road I need to head out on, so I’ll have to check in to a hotel for the night.
And when I had a brief look at hotels, they were very expensive on a Saturday night, but drop right down on a Sunday.
Not done a lot today, went down to the little harbour, and I mean little! Then just to the supermarket.
Oh, one other thing, I actually checked and pumped my tyres up, now wasn’t I good!
Decided to stay put today, one to sort a ferry crossing out, two its still windy and three, take a break! These past few days have been hard going against that wind.
On the first account, trying to book a ferry, what a nightmare!
My preferred route of Dublin to Liverpool, can’t be done! P&O ferries that operate the route don’t take cycles, because of health and safety!
Bloody health & safety and reality TV, the two things that have ruined this world!
Getting a ferry to France also seems a non starter! I can get on the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg, but I can’t get a cabin, and I don’t fancy an eighteen hour crossing without one!
I think what I’ll have to do is get the ferry to Holyhead and cycle home from there! No need to book, I don’t think!? As there are about four ferries a day! I’ll get to Dublin tomorrow and then decide, maybe!
On the second count, it was good not too have to cycle against that wind. And it’s meant to change direction tomorrow.
And thirdly, taking a break was good, even if I got bored and frustrated, especially when I couldn’t book the ferry that I wanted!