Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.



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Big Sky Reflection Kerry


Kenmare – Gap of Dunloe and back to Kenmare 42 miles

A working day, alarm set for 6:20 am the purpose being to avoid coaches, pony traps and other cyclists.



Bees, dogs and active rests

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Colour, colour and colour – Eyries after the rain

A clear sky after the storm. Seeing everything in the sun with crystal clear light was very special after the rain and mist yesterday.

Beara photographs


Mizen Head and Sheep’s Head

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Barley Bay Mizen Head

The plan was to leave our bags at the lodge and cycle down to Mizen Head to enjoy stunning views with regular stops to relax – a kind of active rest day.


South coast of Ireland

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Baltimore Ireland – it is early in the morning and I went outside to take photographs before breakfast.

Some photographs of the first couple of days




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We started our trip in Cork and ended it there. We walked into town on both days. Throughout the holiday we were impressed by the careful colouring of the houses.



We are back from Ireland

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We took the risk, weather wise, and went to Ireland. The weather held and we cycled over 600 miles. Lynne and I are still talking to each other and we did not get a puncture!

the orange line shows our journey

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