corey says…Okay, ever since I went subterranean this afternoon, I’m finding mud on some of the strangest places on my body.
How, I want to know, did I end up with a streak of mud on the small of my back? And what about my thigh? How did it get there? Hmmmm, sounds like one more mysteries for the ancient site.
I’m still giddy from my experience in Tulsk. In fact, I feel like I’m on a high. I think it comes from the fact that I discovered something I had never even knew existed.
Once I moved out of Tulsk, I decided that I needed to see the sea. The ocean called, and that meant heading west toward Sligo.
Before reaching Sligo, I decided to veer off the main road and try find a place to stay that was off-the-beaten-path. Well, my plan kind of worked and kind of backfired. I found an out-of-the-way place, but it was at a hotel and it cost me €60 ( $92 ). Ouch. It was going to be €45 ( $70 ), but there was €20 single supplement charge. Double ouch. Seeing that there were no other cars in the parking lot, I felt confident in asking if they had a corporate rate. She clicked a few buttons and told me the best she could do was another €5 off.
That’s more than I wanted to pay for a place outside of the city, but alas, I was ready to settle in and the village of Dromahair, County Leitrim felt right, so I booked it.
After check in, I decided to take advantage of the extra hours of sunlight and went for a run. Behind the hotel there was a river path that lead to an abbey ruin. It was along the Sligo Way hiking trail, so I continued down the trail. It was a great hike with the rough seaswept hills as a backdrop and green and gold farmland in the foreground.
The only drawback is that the area has a lot of new houses. They are all spaced quite far apart, but the area would have been very remote ten years ago. Now, it has minivans and soccer nets in the front yards.
Now, I’m quite tired, and I want to be well rested for breakfast tomorrow, as I have about €20 worth of food I need to try and eat 😉
I managed to put up a new podcast today as well. Have a look at http://irishfireside.com/podcast.htm
Next up, a view of the ocean!