Category Archives: Travels

  • 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.

  • American trip April May 2009

    This was a great journey taking in the states of California Nevada Utah Colorado New Mexico and Arizona. Almost four weeks of travel and adventure. From Sutters Mill to Mesa Verde from Zion Canyon to Valley of the Gods and the Colorado river we journeyed. We Hiked, Mountain Biked, visited rare archaeological sites, drifted down […]

  • Keenagh Loop Walk

    Yesterday I did a 7.3 mile hike on the Keenagh Loop walk. Very enjoyable, boggy in a few places, but generally a fine walk. I had a moving average of 3.1 mph that was good. Took a few nice Pictures and include one in Gallery, it is an isolated thorn tree way up the valley […]

  • The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

    Yesterday Friday 6th March 2009  the Croagh patrick Heritage Trail was officially opened. It was a  special occasion for many who had striven to put this 55 kilometer hiking trail in place. I include some pictures in the Picture gallery that describe it better than words. Next weekend 14th 15th 16th March 2009 there is […]

  • My Biking story

    “The bicycles go by in twos and threes”  Patrick Kavanagh

    I don’t remember my very first bike. That is, I don’t remember when I was given it, any way I was only four years old at that time. It was a three wheeler, it had a compartment on the back that opened and could be used to carry things, I never remember carrying anything in it. Fortunately I have a picture of myself on board, taken in 1952, in Bikes were everything those days, all my relations cycled, not for summer time. I do remember many happy spins on that bike, you see we lived on a lane way in the depths of rural north county Dublin, Ballymadrough, Donabate, to be precise.

  • 20th February Mountain Bike Trip from Bellacorrick to Ballycastle

    Nine hardy souls set of from Bellacorrick to do the 18 miles to Ballycastle, the route followed the Western Way, a hiking trail through the most remote part of North Mayo. The route could be used as a cycling way for those who use Mountain Bikes and like an endurance challenge without the technical difficulties […]