Sunday 4 February 2018

Rambling On The Peninsula.





Bantry Bay yesterday (Saturday) on the North side (that sounds like a good title for a blog) of the Sheeps Head Peninsula in Cork, Ireland.   

It's still too wet to even think of doing any gardening work at the moment.  We have had some nice -ish days though and I walked thirty Miles this week.   I can't do Kilometres can you?  All the signs in the South of Ireland are in Metric and its Miles in the North and Blighty still?  I wonder when or if Brexit happens will everything go back to Imperial?  

I walked four Miles each day from Sunday to Thursday.  Then I had a day off from walking on Friday.   Friday was a day of  tidying out buildings and under beds and filling black bags with shoes and clothes for the clothes banks.  Why are there no book banks?  They are going into the garage with lots of other eitems and we will arrange for an homeless charity to send their van round to collect all our unwanted household items.  Anybody de-cluttering at the moment?

 Yesterday I walked the twelve Miles to my brother's house.  Then the good wife did pick me up and drove us back over the Goats Path in a Bantry direction to our house.   I opened a can of Budweizer and tucked into a bowl of homemade stew.  I haven't felt so good for years!




15 comments:

  1. Wish we had clothes banks.
    I put bags beside the recycling bins, miracle we've got those, and they disappear pretty quickly.
    Used to think it was a sin to throw out books. Now I put them in paper recycle bin. The house can't take any more crap.
    Great on your walking.

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  2. Hi LA. We don't have any plastic recycling bins and there are no rubbish bins for plastic bags when we bring bottles or cans either.

    We have half filled the garage for the charity shops.

    The walking is going great. I am having a day off today. Thanks!

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  3. You have been doing a lot of walking. A 12 mile walk is a jolly long way. We have clothes and book banks alongside the bottle banks but I found it easier to take things to the charity shops when I was clearing stuff out. I have cleared most of my things now so not such regular visits any more. It is good to clear up as and when you feel like, better than having to force yourself to do one day when you don't really want to.

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  4. Hi Rachel. I am aching a bit today from walking along the roads and up the hills.

    The local charity shop said they will send a van out and collect any furniture or unwanted household items.

    I read somewhere that if you have got a book and you haven't yet read it. You probably never will. More sheds to declutter this week. Thanks!

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  5. I'm good with miles, kilometers mean nothing to me; I'm not good with walking though so I guess it matters not. You are lucky having such a wonderful terrain to walk on. Book banks don't exist here either. Once upon a time charities would collect them but they haven't provided bags for a long time. I'm wondering if stuff intended for charity collections was taken by non-charity people.

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  6. Hi Valerie. I don't mind working with Centimetres and Millimetres but Kilometers I can not fathom. The Sheeps Head is good scenic terrain. I like it when we get some sun and I can get off the roads and walk the tops and Sheeps Head Way.

    We may do a few car boot sales in the Spring and try and sell some of our unwanted stuff. Can't say I am keen on selling to people.

    Thanks!

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  7. What a lovely area to be walking in! Good on you for keeping that heart pumping, I am currently in between a set of surgeries and not able to walk.... I am so missing it. We take our unwanted books to our local library, they take what they want and the rest go to adult or child care facilities.....

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    1. Hello Kim. Thanks for the encouragement with my walking. Hope you are soon back walking too. Its good that your local library take unwanted books. Thanks!

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  8. A road with no cars. A road like a Welsh road, a road with passing places and passing laces! A road for a horse and cart, or a bicycle. On a road like that the boot is on the other foot! Bootiful it certainly is. Heavenly, as I imagine the promised place in the sky to be. Definitely not the road to Wigan pier, Dave.

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    2. Hi Gwil. I will try again. There are some quiet boreens down here. Soon the the ways will dry out and I will be able to avoid the roads for miles or kilometres.

      No its not the road to Wigan pier. You would get a proper pint of bitter and a good pie there.

      What do you call three pies on a stick? A Wigan kebab!

      Don't encourage me. Thanks for popping over here Gwil.

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    3. That's the life. I like the pie joke Brian, oops sorry I meant to say Dave.

      Last week I ran altogether between 40 and 50 kms, in miles approx between 25 and 31 miles - so I'll call it 28. I'm even inspired to open a beer.
      I manage 7 or 8 pints a week these days. In days gone by I could do tha in an evening at the pub - no problem. Happy I stopped and over the following years lost 20 kilo. God know what was in it. Beer fat?

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    4. Fair play to you Gwil. I should cut down on the sherbet dabs. I believe beer is full of vitamins. There is a wonderful beer in Bratislava called Bernard. It was only a Euro pint when I visited there. Have you been to Bratislava Gwil?

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    5. I don't know that beer. I've flown from Bratislava to Liverpool John Lennon a few times with Ryan Air. My son once slept in a bed full of bedbugs in a cheap hotel after somebody's stag night in Bratislava. He was bitten all over by the time he got here. I went to the old opera in Bratislava once. A long time ago. They now have two opera houses.

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    6. Bernard is a Czech beer Gwil. I really like Bratislava with its Hungarian/Austrian influenced architecture and incredibly cheap beer. They had one beer that was fourteen percent but I never sampled it. The Royal Palace is pretty impressive too!

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