Notes From Ireland: The Waterford Cycleway

Tried to write this on Friday evening but the WordPress app chose to freeze once I’d finished and my efforts were lost. Second time lucky, hopefully. No images for the time being as the iPhone cameras – back and front – are kaput. The usual remedies have failed so I’ve been relying on the SLR but won’t have access to the images until I get home later today.

So… back to Dungarvan. As for the previous post, notes not prose. That will come later. Woke up earlier / stopped making efforts to get back to sleep / packed up / drove to town / rebuilt the bike (Dale) / searched for coffee / cycled up to out-of-town car park / met David (see previous post) / drove to Waterford / cycled around / lots of Viking stuff / tourist office for greenway info / found signs / off! / followed river initially / and narrow gauge railway / pretty, not spectacular / new surface not yet impacted / very busy – cyclists & walkers / drinks at station cafรฉ / chatted with other cyclists / esp. two pensioners on a tandem / got the low down on area, route etc… / off again / moved away from river / increasingly pretty / not taxing / but cycling against slight wind / 2nd stop at a former workhouse now cafรฉ-bike hire place / snack and chat with tandem couple again / then it got gradually more spectacular / deep cutting / tunnel – ignore signs to not cycle / deep cutting / wonderful view down valley to sea / over headland / spectacular view of Dungarvan Bay / arrived back in town / celebratory Guinness at The Moorings / tweeted delight / owner saw tweet / came outside for chat / gave me free fish chowder – delicious / back to car / to Lismore…


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