Travelsonabike2 Ireland Friday 26th-July-2019

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Ireland on Friday, 26th-July-2019. In Rush. 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.

Castle in Balbriggan yesterday

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!

Sea beach cliff
Back cycling along the coast

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!

Man with sore head
Guess who didn’t put any suncream on

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!

Sea beach
My campsites right on the beach in Rush

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!

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6 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 Ireland Friday 26th-July-2019”

  1. Is your hair growing back? People don’t like bikes. I suppose a consolation is those beautiful beach scenes. 18 hours on a ferry! It was bad enough to St Malo. Imagine all those manic kids running around.

    1. Haha I wish!
      It was quite a nice beach.
      Ah, the St Malo ferry, now that’s good! Get on board, a few beers, bed, wake-up in St Malo!

    1. All par for the course really!
      Yes, must remember the suncream, I’m normally pretty good about that, but for some reason I’ve not been bothering!

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