R’s 8th year completed. MizMal done. Now for the end proper. Into Northern Ireland and along its coast to Belfast. Double Disaster! 5 of 5. Back to Eire and a day off in Dublin before we depart.
New Year Goals. Plans scuppered by Covid-19. Re-think for a ‘Pointless 200’: 4 loops from home. Hot and sticky. Red the ‘Randonneur’ Rocket!
Fisrt AAA Audax for Red the Rocket. Lakes, Valleys & Hills; Rollers & Bumps included. West Harptree Hill Cat 3 & King Alfred’s Tower Cat 4. Nunney Castle & Cake! The Old Rail Trail. Final three #wills_hills and one happy lad + proud dad!
5th of the 5 British Isles’ Peaks – Slieve Donard. Weather gods love us; mostly… Easy climbs. Windy wander & whistling walls. Quick downpour at the peak. Stunning sunny scenic return. Must go hill hiking!
Dodging the rain but not. Some proper wild camping. Views! Day off at Ocky’s. Morning sea views x2. History+ lesson. “Daddy I love you.” Malin Head and a big surprise!
Carrauntoohil: 4th of the 5 British Isles’ Peaks. Stunning Weather. A hard climb on the Devil’s Ladder. Amazing Views. Equally hard descent on Brother O’Shea’s Gully. Best mountain so far!
Mizen Head – the beginning of the end2end. Rugged coast line. Big hills. Day off to climb a mountain. No plans for camping. Long days. Here comes the rain/sun/rain/sun/rain/rain, oh, and the wind!
Aches & Pains, delayed Trains! 3 days to the start?! Old train line, hills, coastal roads. Where to camp? This will have to do! Glorious sunshine, fades to wet grey.
Almost an Irish circumnavigation with the MizMal End2End thrown in. Rain, more rain and some sun. Birthday Boy! 4th & 5th British Isles’ peaks. Rain.
The quick overview with links to the adventure parts.
Bamboo MK2. Redesigned addressing bottom bracket & toe overlap. New wrapping technique. Quick build. R’s verdict? “It’s really good, I really love the red!”