Ireland Part 1
Here’s Part 1 of my trip to Ireland.
Gretapie knew something was up on Sunday when I placed my fully loaded pack on the deck.
After saying goodbye’s, Duncan drove me to Cindy’s. We had planned on walking on the ferry and then taking light rail to the airport, but we nixed that plan after a Hood Canal Bridge closure, and were driven all the way to SeaTac Airport by her husband. Thank you, Paul!
We checked in, got through security, and soon we were loading onto our flight for Dublin.
I watched a movie, nibbled a bit, and slept some. It was very blustery upon our arrival so my first view of Ireland included clouds with a bit of land in the distance.
After checking in at our lodging, jackets and hats went right back on, and the walking began. First stop was St Stephan’s Green Park, where brilliant colored flowers were everywhere.
Dublin has a literary tradition unparalleled, James Joyce being one of the best known authors.
After exploring Grafton Street, we fancied some refreshment, and settled on Peter’s Pub for a bowl of soup, and glass of hot spiced cider.
Feeling renewed, we headed out again, and soon found ourselves buying seats for a bus tour of Newgrange and Tara to take the next morning. Everywhere I walked in Dublin had stunning architecture.
After 15,000+ steps on the first day, I slept pretty darn well, got up the next morning bright and early…well, it was actually gray, windy, and rainy, but, you know what I mean…and headed off to find our bus, getting turned around on our route only a couple of times. We made it in time, found our seats, and the wheels on the bus did indeed turn round and round.
To be continued…