Sorry I missed talking to you yesterday but, as I said, we were a bit short of wi-fi access in our last port of call. Right; on Wednesday we had a short day. No more canal bank but now we are following minor roads to the end of the walk. We stayed in the small town of Banagher in County Offaly. The hotel was the Brosna Lodge Hotel and it has won awards for it’s food several times in the last few years. Our walk yesterday took us from Banagher across the river Shannon into County Galway. We only walked about 7 miles before returning to Banagher and had an early tea before going to one of the oddest pubs in Ireland – Hough’s. This pub is like a museum and the owner provided us with great Craic for the evening.
Today – another gloriously hot one – we walked about twelve miles and are staying in Loughrea before a very long day tomorrow. We will probably have to do sixteen miles tomorrow to put us within striking distance of our finishing point.
Feet are very sore now – we have covered over 120 miles since St Patrick’s Day along a whole variety of surfaces. I have to say that Tarmac is my least favourite, too hard on already bruised heels.
Spirits were lifted by an injection of family wit and repartee and a lovely meal at Rosie’s cousin’s house this evening. Thanks very much for all the taxiing of bags for us as well. There is no way we could have managed this last bit of the journey without your kindness. So, a long long day tomorrow and I’ll let you know how we got on tomorrow evening.
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