H’okay, I’ve been doing a few of these, so a quick travel update blog is in order, it seems.
Some quick highlights and lowlights.
Let’s get the lowlights out of the way:
- The mornings. Waking up at six goes against just about every fibre of my Arts student being, and doing it two days in a row is just a recipe for intense sleep deprivation. Luckily, I managed to pass for an awake person.
- My kingdom for infinite internet battery.
- Seriously, six am mornings are terrible.
Did you know, for example, that the Blarney Castle has a garden full of things specifically designed to murder you?
Also weed. There is a weed plant in the gardens at Blarney Castle.
Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. And by ‘highlight’, I mean ‘very glad I didn’t fall off’. With the wind the way it was, it was harder than it sounds.
Meeting new and awesome people – a couple from the US travelling with their baby son, and the tour guide the next day who was also an English major, so with whom I had some great conversations.
Driving along what I suspect is the Ireland equivalent of the Great Ocean Road.
And one other thing – haven’t decided whether this is a highlight or lowlight. It sucked, but makes a good story.
I bruised my knee tendons on the rocks at the Giant’s Causeway. Not specifically on the rocks of the Causeway, mind – actually on one of the rocks by the side of the path. Very painful, but it kind of makes a good story to have injured yourself on a national monument.
No pictures today, because I’m in Carlow (who wants to follow me up here? 😛 ), and I have the wrong laptop with me.
Quick update on that: I just went out to get dinner, and holy cow, I cannot feel my knees. Or my fingers. The rain felt like I was being sandblasted. I was going to stay out at the pub for an extra drink, but I came home for a hot shower and some television in my B&B room instead. I do not regret this choice at all. Tried to watch the news in Irish, but there were no subtitles, and then Adventure Time was on. Maybe later, multilingual television.