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I wish I could join you again.

Have fun, all.

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@Comberjohn wrote:Olaf. Can you maybe confirm your plan outline for the week?
Might be tempted to join up at some point towards the end of the week. Not camping though! Shocked
Not while there's a good b&b nearby.

Sat 1st August arrive Nore Valley. Stay over Sunday night too, possibly a Sunday day trip to Hook Head lighthouse etc, maybe even Loftus Hall. round trip is not over 100 miles and very scenic. If that does not work out then an option is to go to Hook on Monday and wild camp overnight there. If its good weather its an awesome place on the sea. The run across to Cork on N25 is fine too and well placed whether we go to Cork Kerry or Clare.

Monday 3rd we may move and this part is not cast in stone as we will keep the weather eye out.

Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th route and locations are open for discussion. Its not enough for the entire of the WAW but options are Cork/Kerry/Clare/Burren up to Galway, Kerry/Clare/Burren/Galway/Mayo up to Achill or Clare/Burren/Galway/Mayo up to Sligo [Reg and 88KE have made some offers in there and well worth investigating further].

Friday 7th to be back somewhere near Stradbally, possibly Nore Valley.


Looking like we have our usual meet up at Stradbally for Saturday 8th August so maybe we will work from there. We have an option of camping somewhere not too far from Stradbally. It does look like Nore Valley for night of 8th but not necessarily. Becky will be heading back on the 8th but Paul [BAE] is taking early morning ferry from Rosslare on 9th so we are likely to be no more than an hour and a bit from Rosslare. If we use Nore Valley both nights we are well placed as Becky can decamp and come to Stradbally for breakfast then head on for Dublin port. We could find a B&B near Bennettsbridge too.


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Was on the west coast over the weekend doing a couple of Photo Rally shots and thought our visitors might like to see a few snaps of the WAW in case you get that far.



View from my HOTEL room window in Leenaun near Westport.









Was just packing up after taking this one when a 'freestater' pulled up on his shiny red K1100LT sidecar outfit, complete with leading links and two kids in the chair. He was doing the rally as well. 
Asked him if he'd heard of the forum but he hadn't. So told him about it, so you never know.


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I love the photo of the 'View from my HOTEL room window in Leenaun near Westport.'

That used to take me an hour of wonderful roads between the two....allowing for photo stops. Stunning ride too. Last time I did on a bike that was with my son on our bike trip in 2010 and funny thing last weekend we were discussing doing another one up there.

Was the last photo a B&B?


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I can see the idea of doing the WAW on a bicycle and having the time to take it in properly.
If I was about twenty years younger and about thirty kilos lighter! Embarassed


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Leenaun "Hotel" ... is that the pub or the place nextdoor? 

Last time I was down there was on a CBR1000, must be 25 years ago, the pub had just started serving "food". Toasted ham, cheese or ham and cheese and Tayto crisps! The wild west!


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Have fun,
I'm afraid I'll be having fun riding around Scotland with wifey.

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88KE wrote:Leenaun "Hotel" ... is that the pub or the place nextdoor? 

Last time I was down there was on a CBR1000, must be 25 years ago, the pub had just started serving "food". Toasted ham, cheese or ham and cheese and Tayto crisps! The wild west
Hi Will Leenaun hotel as it stands today, they serve a lot more there now

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And very nice it was too.


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Had a chat with 88KE last night.

How does this sound....weather permitting...? I don't have the means of putting it on a map, its all in my head but looks achievable without doing mega miles and allowing tome for photo stops etc.

1st Saturday night at Nore Valley.
2nd Sunday rest day/small trip overnight at Nore Valley.
3rd Monday Eagle Point at Bantry taking in Lismore/the Vee/Inchigeelagh/Gougane Barra/Kealkill en route.
4th Tuesday morning trip to Kenmare via tunnel and Healy Pass back to Glengarriffe. Early lunch at Glengariffe then Healy Pass back to Kenmare and Ring of Kerry. Stop at Glenbeigh?
5th Wednesday Glenbeigh remainder of Ring of Kerry and Dingle peninsula/Slea Head Drive and Conor Pass, Shannon cross river ferry and west coast Clare. Possibly wild camp at Fanore, just north of Cliffs of Moher.
6th Thursday. Remainder of Burren around to Oranmore. Travel east and south take in Slieve Bloom drive and head south wild camp at Hook Head.
7th Friday night at Nore Valley. Sociable BBQ.
8th Saturday Breakfast at Stradbally Fayre, Beck depart from there for Dublin ferry. Ride out to be decided. Back to Nore Valley. Another BBQ, BAE depart from there for Rosslare ferry.

Feel free to make comments and of course all are welcome....


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Looks good to me. Some good civilised camp sites and some nice locations for wild camping too.
Who's playing? Seems that half the clan are coming across to Scotland/Wales instead.


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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:As for the chilled beer....I would ship a couple of crates over but pickling the chefs early would not guarantee the BBQ being ready!

Sound thinking....I have a poor record with BBQ's L'ardons and Beer. Still, the grass adds a certain flavour  Laughing


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What Lardons ???????


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Got one of these in Aldi on Thursday. Tried it out same evening and it passed with flying colours.........will bring it to Nore Valley. Very neat and comes in a carry bag.

Its got those vanishing skewers on it too. Bit like the lardons.....


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Some of us need feeding up.....look at this little one....He came to see Dublin and we had dinner across the street from where Jonathan Swift lived. Better known as author of Gulliver's Travels and the tales of the Lilliputians. We always thought they were imaginary.....Happy folk though.




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Getting rather excited now, less than a month to go!

    

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Becky

I am emailing you a scan of a map I just marked a route on.

It works like this.

1. Becky Arrive at Dublin and head to Nore Valley. Paul arrive Rosslare and head to Nore Valley. Arrival times will be fairly similar. Camp for Saturday and Sunday night. Sunday quiet day or possibly a ride to Hook Head. Lots of options.

2. Monday travel from Nore Valley to Eagle Point at Bantry. A lot of options on this one, possibly go south to Hook Head and then take a scenic route west. No need to firm up on the route we will keep eye on weather too.

3. Tuesday travel from Eagle Point to near Kenmare and take Healy Pass in north south direction back to Glengarriffe. This is a circle but well worth doing. Coffee at Glengarriffe and then back to Kenmare and Ring of Kerry as far as Glenbeigh. This run is short and time for some scenic detours of which there are many.

4 Wednesday from Glenbeigh complete Ring of Kerry and Dingle peninsula Slea Head Drive and Conor Pass. Shannon cross river ferry and head up to Fanore, wild camp night. Ideally arrive no later than 6pm with supplies in hand. I need to look at the length of this section as it might be better to stay near Inch or Dingle instead of Glenbeigh.

5 Thursday from Fanore complete Burren and head Connemara to Westport House. There may be an alternative wild camp option a bit further east.

6 Friday head back cross country scenic route toward Nore Valley. BBQ Friday night and head to Stradbally Saturday morning for breakfast. You guys can easily head for Dublin from there.

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Some of us need feeding up.....look at this little one....He came to see Dublin and we had dinner across the street from where Jonathan Swift lived. Better known as author of Gulliver's Travels and the tales of the Lilliputians. We always thought they were imaginary.....Happy folk though.




This Lilliputian had lots of reason to smile that weekend. 

So did Olaf with such a lightweight on the pillion.  Razz

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Bill

I was chatting to 88KE last night and we were remembering that trip with great pleasure. I still think the nice part was when Stephen took us up the Sally Gap 'on the way home'.

We really enjoyed your company.

As you know Rossko has made some noises about coming over for his 30th anniversary next March. When he firms up a few things we might make out a little plan for him as there are some very good places to visit as he is planning on a car trip.

You should make another trip over here if you are in Rodemack. I can't guarantee the weather, we leave that to Comberjohn. We can however guarantee a nice meet up........

Wouldn't it be icing on a cake if we could get Crazy Frog to drop by too.....


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Thanks for the kind words Olaf. I WILL be back, I just don't know when.  Very Happy

When I share news about my wonderful visit, I tell them several significant facts:

  1. I shared a great day with Olaf, Björn, Ditte and Magda among other wonderful people, but not a single Sean, Mick or Paddy.
  2. I found out all about Leprechauns and Guinness among other unique Irish items.
  3. I didn't hear a single "to be sure, to be sure" or "sure and begorrah".
  4. Despite not coming face to face with the stereotypical Irish of legend, I had a fantastic time with the real Irish, plus a couple of ring-ins.

Bill


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@indian036 wrote:Thanks for the kind words Olaf. I WILL be back, I just don't know when.  Very Happy

When I share news about my wonderful visit, I tell them several significant facts:

  1. I shared a great day with Olaf, Björn, Ditte and Magda among other wonderful people, but not a single Sean, Mick or Paddy.
  2. I found out all about Leprechauns and Guinness among other unique Irish items.
  3. I didn't hear a single "to be sure, to be sure" or "sure and begorrah".
  4. Despite not coming face to face with the stereotypical Irish of legend, I had a fantastic time with the real Irish, plus a couple of ring-ins.
    5. I got taken up the Sally Gap on a Saturday evening by two Irishmen.


Bill

I made one correction that will make some smile.!!


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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@indian036 wrote:Thanks for the kind words Olaf. I WILL be back, I just don't know when.  Very Happy

When I share news about my wonderful visit, I tell them several significant facts:

  1. I shared a great day with Olaf, Björn, Ditte and Magda among other wonderful people, but not a single Sean, Mick or Paddy.
  2. I found out all about Leprechauns and Guinness among other unique Irish items.
  3. I didn't hear a single "to be sure, to be sure" or "sure and begorrah".
  4. Despite not coming face to face with the stereotypical Irish of legend, I had a fantastic time with the real Irish, plus a couple of ring-ins.
    5. I got taken up the Sally Gap on a Saturday evening by two Irishmen.


Bill

I made one correction that will make some smile.!!
Very Happy Laughing Very Happy Laughing


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@indian036 wrote:Thanks for the kind words Olaf. I WILL be back, I just don't know when.  Very Happy

When I share news about my wonderful visit, I tell them several significant facts:

  1. I shared a great day with Olaf, Björn, Ditte and Magda among other wonderful people, but not a single Sean, Mick or Paddy.
  2. I found out all about Leprechauns and Guinness among other unique Irish items.
  3. I didn't hear a single "to be sure, to be sure" or "sure and begorrah".
  4. Despite not coming face to face with the stereotypical Irish of legend, I had a fantastic time with the real Irish, plus a couple of ring-ins.

Bill



lucky man bill

good onya ...kinda expresses how many of us think of our irish brothers of the "k"  there are no stereotypes that I can see round here in the forum ..

just good friends


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To make you laugh.....

I live in a rural area......surrounded by farmland and calves and horses. All the neighbouring farmers are called Pat or Paddy but no stereotypes there either and you wont hear a begorrah from any of them. And you couldn't meet nicer guys.

So, what we need is a meet up in March with Indian036, Rossko and Crazy Frog.

Can it be done?

Time for a new thread for a March 2016 topic I think.


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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:To make you laugh.....

I live in a rural area......surrounded by farmland and calves and horses. All the neighbouring farmers are called Pat or Paddy but no stereotypes there either and you wont hear a begorrah from any of them. And you couldn't meet nicer guys.

So, what we need is a meet up in March with Indian036, Rossko and Crazy Frog.

Can it be done?

Time for a new thread for a March 2016 topic I think.
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I have a commitment in Fromelles, France in July next year, the 100th anniversary of the battle death of my grandfather's brother, along with a couple of thousand other Aussie soldiers plus many more wounded and captured in the most catastrophic day in Australia's military history. 

Much as I would love to, I don't think I can be in greater Europe from March to July.  Sad

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@charlie99 wrote:

lucky man bill

good onya ...kinda expresses how many of us think of our irish brothers of the "k"  there are no stereotypes that I can see round here in the forum ..

just good friends
Amen to that.

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Just to add to all this banter about visitors to Ireland (& the UK), Ruth & I have just decided that we will attend the first birthday of our grandson in Basingstoke UK on 22 October (our daughter is married to a Brit & lived there for 12 years).
As the McCarthy mob originally came from the Emerald Isle (Cork I believe) it's time we visited - so look out!

I'll be in touch as our plans unfold.

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Gaz80 wrote:As the McCarthy mob originally came from the Emerald Isle (Cork I believe) it's time we visited - so look out!

I'll be in touch as our plans unfold.

Cheers
You won't regret it Very Happy

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Gaz80 wrote:Just to add to all this banter about visitors to Ireland (& the UK), Ruth & I have just decided that we will attend the first birthday of our grandson in Basingstoke UK on 22 October (our daughter is married to a Brit & lived there for 12 years).
As the McCarthy mob originally came from the Emerald Isle (Cork I believe) it's time we visited - so look out!

I'll be in touch as our plans unfold.

Cheers

mmm Basingstoke is about maybe half an hour from Heathrow LHR. In fact there is a coach service from Reading to Heathrow. Flight time to Cork Airport ORK is one hour......  www.aerlingus.com ...... at least four flights a day. Don't look at Stanstead STN, too far from Basingstoke. No flights from Luton LTN to Cork. Gatwick LGW has one or two with www.ryanair.com but we try to avoid them.

Seems a visit is a must, even a day trip is an option!. Two hotels within a walk of the terminal, as in nearer than most car parks are to the terminal. A visit to Blarney Castle is a must. For tourists that is. It gives them the gift of the gab. An Irishman is born with it.....

If you fly to Dublin there is a good train service to Cork. www.irishrail.ie but book on line as station ticket prices are stiff. If you are doing some travelling one of the rambler tickets valid in Europe might be good, they have to be bought outside EU though.

http://www.libraryireland.com/WestCorkHistory/McCarthys.php


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You guys are unbelieveable! No travel agent could give me that much information overnight. Much appreciate the info and enthusiasm. Thanks Olaf.

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I am thinking of joining the camping in Nore Valley on Saturday with the missus and head back Sunday. Will keep you posted .... Might even meet up with Becky in Dublin and ride down...... if i can move somethings around first!


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@Curley wrote:I am thinking of joining the camping in Nore Valley on Saturday with the missus and head back Sunday. Will keep you posted .... Might even meet up with Becky in Dublin and ride down...... if i can move somethings around first!

And...Becky said...

Got my new tent!!! Vango omega 350 [92KK: That's an excellent call, great tent!].

Curley if you can meet Becky would be great ........but for the moment I have sent Becky some simple directions that will take her from Dublin Port through the Port Tunnel/M1 out to the M50, then around to M7 and then off on M9 headed for Junction 9 Stoneyford exit. I also sent a Google Streetview photo of the turn off after she leaves the M9 so it should be ok. That route avoids entirely trying to work a way through Dublin. Its a small bit longer but time wise it will make little difference and completely avoids the hassles of a bank holiday Saturday evening in Dublin. Its motorway the entire of the route apart from the 4 or 5 miles from the M9 exit to the camp site.

As far as I know Becky's ferry arrives 17.05 so should be out by 17.45 and we are expecting her at Nore Valley for about 19.30. That may be a little late for you. But if it does work out...good stuff. Best bet would be to meet at the port as she has not got any other directions. Don't be tempted to take her through Dublin, its a bit crazy and a lot of junctions, 2 up fully laden in busy city traffic and possible heat is not great fun. I also told her not to worry about petrol as there are quite a few petrol stations after you come onto the M7. I make about 145km [about 90 miles] from ferry to camp site.

I had chat with 88KE last night and we both figure on trying to get there Friday and have a quiet Saturday with stuff sorted for when Becky and BAE arrive. BAE ferry time means he will also be expected around 19.30. 88KE has passed him the directions from Rosslare.


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Ok, as previously stated shluld no catastrophe occur I will join you for the breakfast on Sat. 

Looking forward to seeing you.


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Magda that would be great. That is Saturday 8th at Stradbally Fayre. Head down the M7 as far as Portlaoise I think its Junction 17 and take N80 for Carlow. It goes through Stradbally [about 1okm] and Stradbally Fayre is on the left as you come into Stradbally.


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Hi Olaf, 

Thank you for the info. At what time do you think the breakfast will begin?  More or less?


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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:Gatwick LGW has one or two with www.ryanair.com but we try to avoid them.
Mildly off-topic but I would fly RyanAir. Michael O'Leary's big mouth has made the airline such a target that everyone is looking for the slightest slip. Consequently, RyanAir have the best safety record of any airline in Europe.


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The banner flew to Norway with Ryanair ....


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I used to be a supporter of Ryanair in the 80s when they were new and treated passengers with respect.

All of my kids are very regular flyers now, mostly Europe and will happily avoid Ryanair of at all possible. Uncomfortable seats, generally false smiles and so on. I haven't flown with them for 2 years and my last flight was a nightmare of delays which resulted in me missing my sons graduation. He was with me and we only got him there because their arch rivals Aer Lingus very kindly stepped in to help us out. The atmosphere on the plane was something else, would love to have recorded it. Delays happen every airline, but Ryanair's attitude when such things happen is by far the worst. As always, cheapest became most expensive.
 
Yes, they have never had an incident, but they are still the nastiest airline to fly with. Don't be fooled by the friendly image they are trying to portray. On the ground nothing has changed.

Anyway, back to topic for JediGirl. Our plan is for about 9.30.


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Olaf, 

Thank you for the info - hopefully see you there!


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@Ringfad wrote:The banner flew to Norway with Ryanair ....
Jaysus! Don't let Michael O'Leary sign it!  Mad


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88KE wrote:
@Ringfad wrote:The banner flew to Norway with Ryanair ....
Jaysus! Don't let Michael O'Leary sign it!  Mad

Whatever about flying with Ryanair......its back in the Emerald Isle!!

88KE picked it up from Ringfad this afternoon so it will make its way to Nore Valley this weekend.

Even better I looked at weather map this evening and its very interesting http://www.met.ie/forecasts/5day-ireland.asp as it seems like some rain out west in the Atlantic has encountered Comberjohn very vigorously rubbing the weather stone so that we get a dry Saturday and Sunday. These young fellows' enthusiasm is boundless.


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I've been watching the weather too - we've had some pretty wet days and heavy showers over in the SW UK this last week (just great for moving house last Friday!) and I was hoping that it was going to break into glorious sunny weather for next week and the gathering. 

Oh well, a dry Saturday/Sunday will be a good start while Comber john rubs the weather stone a bit harder for the rest of the week.

Good to hear the banner safely back - it only just got to me in time to take to Canada back in April and so nearly missed getting over to Norway with Ringfad (Royal Mail first class took an incredible 17 days to deliver it from me to Northern Ireland and I was beginning to fear the worst before I got the call from Simon to say that it had arrived safely the day before his departure!!)

Looking forward to coming over on Saturday....just hope I can find all my camping stuff in the chaos of packing boxes and the like.


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If you want to watch the weather, look for a weather app from New Holland, the agricultural machinery crowd.
Think it's available for iPhone and Android.
It uses lots of very local monitoring stations and you can check pretty much anywhere in the world. Even lists the wide bit of the road where I live!
Gives an hour by hour breakdown for farmers(and real saddos).


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@Comberjohn wrote:If you want to watch the weather, look for a weather app from New Holland, the agricultural machinery crowd.
Think it's available for iPhone and Android.
It uses lots of very local monitoring stations and you can check pretty much anywhere in the world. Even lists the wide bit of the road where I live!
Gives an hour by hour breakdown for farmers(and real saddos).

Comberjohn's weather stone is revealed!  Wink

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So.... it looks like i will not be able to head down this weekend!!!!  Sad
The 16v has a leak on the underside of the tank and i have not had time to look into it the last 3 weeks!

So will not head down this weekend but will probably meet up for lunch the following weekend somewhere!

Sorry folks...!!!


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Gaz80 wrote:Just to add to all this banter about visitors to Ireland (& the UK), Ruth & I have just decided that we will attend the first birthday of our grandson in Basingstoke UK on 22 October (our daughter is married to a Brit & lived there for 12 years).
As the McCarthy mob originally came from the Emerald Isle (Cork I believe) it's time we visited - so look out!

I'll be in touch as our plans unfold.

Cheers
seems a trend is forming , the Irish originally exporting to Oz , now Oz is exporting to Ireland . Hope you enjoy the Kompany Gaz , have you got enough room for the Rosskko's in your panniers.


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groverK, I thought I had better try to get over there early to warn them about Rosskk(k)o. After all he's recently acquired a Katana!

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@Curley wrote:So.... it looks like i will not be able to head down this weekend!!!!  Sad
The 16v has a leak on the underside of the tank and i have not had time to look into it the last 3 weeks!

So will not head down this weekend but will probably meet up for lunch the following weekend somewhere!

Sorry folks...!!!
Curley: Breakfast at Stradbally Fayre Saturday 8 August!!!


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@ Curley - That's a pity - you'll be missed ! Hopefully see you in stradbally.

@ Born Again Eccentric. - I'm not sure if I'll get to New Ross to rendezvous as planned - I'll let you know by text before the boat docks.


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Will - OK, sounds like a plan. I've already loaded the route from Rosslare to NoreValley into the trusty Zumo, so if we don't meet on route it won't be a big drama. I still expect to get to the campsite by about 7:30pm - so hope that Olaf doesn't put my steak on the bbq too early (I'm a raw beef man)!!

Hope your house move went/is going OK (I'm recovering from mine of a week ago) and, if we don't RV tomorrow, I do hope to see you at some stage during the week.


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Won't be in for the Trip, no holidays plus my mother is over for a visit so have family commitments, did a bit of reconnaissance for you however to make sure the roads are K worthy. No need to worry, WAW offers some pretty great riding 

some pics from my wild atlantic way + photorally trip


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