Yearly Archives

  • Kerry Way December 24th 2009

    A great hike on the Kerry Way The Kerry Way December 24 2009 Today we walked from Blackwater bridge to Kenmare, a distance of 14.5 k. This was a nice challenge. Pauline walked with Sinead and myself for part of the way [till Templenoe]. We hiked on through Lacka forest and on to Gortamullin. The […]

  • The Monaghan way

    The Monaghan way Well I certainly enjoyed my visit to Monaghan.  It was an invigorating and on the second day a nostalgic experience for me. Nostalgic because as I walked along the old railway line with my guide/accompanist Thomas Mc Skean.  I was reminded of those many years ago in 1956 when I last travelled […]

  • Gaelforce Cycle West 24 Hour Road Challenge 19th 20th September

    Competing in the Golden Oldies section of this challenge four members of – Team Stormthoughts 206. Each lap will be just over 30 miles long all team members training hard to withstand the rigours of the challenge. Teams must continue lapping for 24 hours in relay fashion!!! More details later. My bike is a La […]

  • The Bangor Trail

    Finally got back to walking the Bangor Trail again, after some years away from it. Sinead Tommy and I walked 25k from Bangor to the Bothy in Shramore. We hiked it last  Saturday 22nd August. I GPS’d the trip we had a moving average of 4k  and an overall average of 3k. It is still […]

  • Literary tour of Ireland with Sierra Club

    This was a great journey of discovery. From June 15th till June 25th we travelled Ireland in search of her best writers. Commencing with James Joyce: On Blooms Day we relived the journey of Leopold Bloom and other Dubliners, “by swerve of shore and bend of bay”, through the heart of the Hibernian Metropolis. We […]

  • Getting used to Flickr

    I have just acquired a Flickr account to use for the many pictures that will not fit on this blog. Here it is.

  • US 50 The loneliest Road in America

    It took more than one day to drive US 50. It was worth it.  We saw all sorts of terrain from mountain to desert to dried river beds, salt flats, old Indian sites with Petroglyphs. Deserted mining towns, Pony express stations, distant cattle ranges, and evrywhere the absence of people, except in a few small […]

  • Old machinery just about everywhere

    There were lots of times when we got to see old farm machinery just sitting there in the desert sun, rusty, but looking good. This picture was taken at the town of Blanding, Utah.  We were on our way to Natural Bridges National Park.