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rooftop, split-level, third-floor, apartment
heart of the village of Dinard/Saint Enogat
heart of South Brittany
may 2002, Barcelona
We stayed with Montserrat Moix,
House-Family B&B .
Quite central on Carrer Valencia which is half way up Passeig de Gracia.
Thur may 16 hol barca
tuirstic place for lunch 12:30
food topasta + gaspacho + paella, no wine
Pi. Gaudi parabolas, conic surfaces, construction
walk fast back to apartment 3ish
fail to see Airport bus stop
collect bags, F feeds Kate, Montserrat is having lunch and gives D some framboses. Make sure we kwow stop. 10m from Tapas tapas on near side of road.
All bags in lift, downstairs we put red bag on buggy, K in buggy
difficult to find busstop, ask but people only know to go to Placa Catalunya. We wait under sign that indicates bus/taxi lane times until bus goes past & we realise what sign means. Then find stop, with its own shelter. Bus along in no time.
D with me on bus. Sants, Placa Espanya. Shout, off at Terminal A then oops. Walk all way down moving way to metro, walk back. Goto terminal B, checkin, go towards gates, have coffee/icecream/beer. F goes shop, then anxious brisk run thru passport check & onto plane after fast nappy change.
Drive weather storm, K v cross, nappy.
wed may 15
easier more relaxed day
walk slowly down quieter streets
look in shops
to Bocadilla market, buy fruit + water
longer walk than intended
through foreign part of city
stop on parallel I think, restaurant
yum soup (bean&meat&spinach), spagetti/salmon, chicken, some meat, coffee etc. D & I find loos.
Tue may 14?
plaça espanya by metro
hop on v handy green bus
lady moves to make room for buggy
lovely, all but us get off half way
picnic sunshine guns ants
confused how to get to pool
green bus man brings us right there
I change with D, outdoor pool is huge, all adults, further pool is Deep & closed. Meet F. Inside pool is huge too but there are kids. Lots of them. D & i swim in our own lane beside classes of girls/boys being thrown/cat tumbling ln & playing with foam things. Give us belt for Kate & Fionn gets in with her. Fionn swims too.
Then coffee / snack in café.
Walk down many escalators. Back on metro. Food in Fresco acrosj road for all of us? Or day b4? or tapa tapa tapas?
mon or tue?
up b4 9
long time collecting gear
money, shopping - no buggy seat, kips clothes expensive, fnac books
square off ramblas get focaccia pesto + patates quiche + pasta pesto + salad + wine
Pl Bon Success, in shade, pg near but not availed of
bus 24 from Gracia to Parc Güell, 25 from Sagrada Familia
End up in slight shade overlooking vast bright hot stonet. D picachu under stone volcano. Play Kate.
D plays pg by self
D sleep, K wake buggy
back food bed shower
fri OR sat?
diagonal - K nappy, then crying, cherry
nice playground for D food for K I hold her arms & astoundingly clean
walk, find restaurant, very non-turistico. A bit unfriendly at 1st though 1 guest jumps up, leaves his dessert for us. Dismantle buggy. Kate sleeps. 1st 3 1e and 2° dishes. Macarones con carne for D, soups cream of asparagus and bean/meat.
zoo, pg last
F puts K to bed, D & I eat ham & cheese sandwich. Then F puts D to bed.
John chat Nancy & ?
Montserrat back from going out 12ish
Once upon a time
Daire dusy day
L running wild in house on tv
runs out into D's hss
up to D's room (after others)
trap under blanket in bod with M&M
all calmer, quiet
tomorrow D goes into T!v
France 2000 - Rosslare-Cherbourg Dijon Frejus Arles
Irish Road Hauliers dispute imminent :-(
"difficulties" obtaining fuel in France.
At least the fishermen have stopped the blockade of the ports.
Irish FerriesIreland-France timetables
Depart Sat 9 16:00 Rosslare-Cherbourg, arive 11:00 Sun 10.
is a good place to start.
local.ie is not bad either.
e.g. Stories and Places of Irish Myth and Legend indigo.ie/legends
Walk macabre (waider)
The Zozimus Experience (Medieval Dublin) (waider's got it)
Irish Whiskey Corner
Traditional Irish Jaunting Cars Tours, Glendalough
Dublin Bike Tours
You say, "hey kewl ... spit.bob folks going rockclimbing/canoeing?"
You say, "I'd say I could send you a link or two ....."
You say, "Hill-Walking for 30 smakeroonies!!? I hope thay feed you ... and CARRY the smoked salmon themselves too! :)"
Hmmm, links for activities - boating/kayak/rockclimb/hillwalk/....
TBD ... big one.
These cosy three bedroom bungalows overlooking Curracloe
Beach are fully equipped.All with open fire, multi channel television
and heating. Open plan living dining area opens onto a sun patio and
lawns.Damage deposit IR£35.00 per week. Cot extra. Sleeps 8.
£170.00-£485.00 (Weekly Rate) Family Friendly Premises,
Angling Nearby, Golf Course Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby,
Sandy Beach Nearby, Water Sports Nearby, Forest Park Nearby,
Bicycle Hire Nearby
Bed Linen Supplied Free, Bed Linen For Hire, Electric Central
Heating, Open Fire, Colour Television, Dishwasher, Washing
Machine, Shop Nearby
Curracloe holiday Villas
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Our destination is Curracloe - from Dublin, when
you hit Curracloe village, you'll pass by the Church
on your left and further on there's a sign for Ballinesker
Beach on the right. TAKE THIS RIGHT..
( I guess from Limerick/Ennis interchange left and
right above ;-) )
The first house you come to is the guy who owns the holiday
homes, the next entrance is into the houses themselves.
If anybody gets seriously lost, the guys name is Seamus Cloney
and his number is: 053-37241.
I will know what houses we are staying in on Friday and
will circulate an email. If I don't get you before you leave
you can call me on 087-2216239.
The cost will be £30 per person for the weekend and sheets
and towels will be provided. We can organise food when we
get there but my guess is that we'll probably eat out
booked two houses in Curracloe (overlooking
the beach) for the weekend of Sept. 24th - 26th.
Each house is 3-bedroomed with one double room,
one twin-bedded room and one room with a bunk-bed.
Wexford Cabs - Tel : 053 23123
Enniscorthy Cabs - Tel : 054 36666
Quad Attack, Killegney, Clonroche, Co. Wexford.
Contact : Eileen Cullen Tel : 054 44660 - 44225 Fax : 054 44660
Rosslare Water Sports Centre, Rosslare, Co. Wexford. Tel : 053 32566
Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre, Ramsgrange, Co. Wexford. Tel : 051 389550
HERITAGE TOURS OF THE HOOK REGION Contact : Phil Conway Tel : 051 562142
WALKING TOURS OF HISTORIC FERNS
Effernogue, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Contact : Phil Walsh Tel : 088 2682740
WEXFORD WILDFOWL RESERVE
North Slob, Wexford. Contact : Chris Wilson Tel : 053 23129 Fax : 053 24785
RALEIGH 'RENT a BIKE'
Quay House Guesthouse, Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford.
Contact : Siobhan McDonnell Tel : 053 29988
In the north-west, the Blackstairs Mountains (highest point :
Mount Leinster - 2,610 feet, 780m) offer a veritable feast of hill-climbing and
hill-walking, Killann and Bunclody make good starting points.
Coolgreaney is a good base for hill-walking at the point where the Wicklow range
crosses into Wexford. Another brisk climb offering spectacular views of the county
is the 300m Slieve Coilte, eight miles south of New Ross.
Beside Slieve Coilte is the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Forest park, which has
a number of signposted forest walks.
Coolattin Woods, near Gorey, and Oaklands / Kelly's Wood, near New Ross,
provide other good woodland walks.
Combine forest and hill-walking at Tara Hill (833 feet, 250m)
near Gorey or at Carrickbyrne Hill (769 feet, 230m) on the main New Ross-Wexford
Road. Winding through the lush, river-valley country in the centre of
the signposted Slaney Way. There are shorter signposted walks at Oulart Hill in the
north of the county and at Tintern-saltmills in the south-west. Oulart is steeped in
the history of 1798 Rebellion and Tintern boasts a beautiful medieval abbey and an
extraordinary castellated bridge.
The signposted Slí Charman (Wexford Way), which runs the
entire length of Wexford's coastline, is intended primarily as a driving tour.
But sections of Slí Charman work equally well as coastal walks.
The same is true of the Ring of Hook, a signposted circuit of
the Hook Peninsula in the south-west of the county.
Another part of the coast which offers particularly rewarding walks is the region
south of Rosslare - Carnsore point, Tacumshane lake and Our Lady's Island.
There are some excellent wayside pubs and restaurants to help you break your journey !
In Rosslare itself, a walk to the end of The Burrow and back - out by the road and
back by the beach, or vice-versa - is a relaxing work-out.