Monday 9th June 2014
Would you know it, just as we were about to leave out friends home, we discovered that my front tyre was punctured. Drat!
Still it was sunny and dry as DH put in a new tube , while I repaired the original Koga tube. Then it was off to A*di as it was after 9.00am so we could stock up on bread and yogurt.
Off we rode – the wrong way!!!! Turning back we rode on cycle tracks a fair bit of the way into Clonsilla to get the train . After nearly getting onto a motorway we decided the best way to get to the port was by train and it cost less than 9€ for both of us to Dun Loaghaire and once there we bought our tickets and were directed to wait in row 17. However, the marshalling chaps told us to go to the cafe and they would give us a call when ready. Time four a pannini and hot chocolate , as the sun was out but there was a cool breeze.
The ferry seemed to leave earlier than expected and I confess to having another sleep once on board. Well that was when it was relatively quite. Did you see any of the traveller documentaries on TV? Well I thought they were caracturing the families. However, we saw the documentary in action. I will not say more.
Once off the ship, the sun was shining and it was very warm. The first part of the track was as smooth as silk and we crossed an area built originally by Thomas Telford of bridge building fame.
Half way across there is a sluice where the we pours through.
We followed routes 5 and 8 which run together before splitting north and south. We followed route 8 along some very rough, potholed minor roads which parallel the A5 around RAF Valley where we saw planes flying in formation .
Continuing on, we passed Dothan and Bethel until we got to this little camp site a not too far from Llangaffo. It has great showers and there is only one other tent on the field, and we hear the farm sheep bleating but little road noise.
26 miles cycled today