Monday, August 20, 2007

The Emerald Isle

We are in Kilkenny, staying at the John Donegan family home. He is another great and friendly motorcyclist from HorizonsUnlimited who has a beautiful home and a GS Beemer.

In the last day or two we have caught a trout, had so much rain it came through the seams of our tent and on our heads in the middle of the night, visited Howth and watched the sailboat races, fallen over because I forgot to look right not left on a downhill graded curve (no damage!), went 24 hours without fish and chips, visited Kilkenny Castle with a great Long Room, listened to wonderful traditional music at Hughes pub, had some rain, had more rain, saw the sun for a brief period, almost ran over a rabbit on Saturday night,... and of course saw the Book of Kells, which was quite inspirational.

There are over 300,000 polish people in Ireland, it is amazing. Polish language newspapers and stores all about. Tons of tourists from all over Europe and America.

Must go, off to the pub!