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Hi folks,

I guess like myself, most if not all of you are thoroughly pissed off with the the current situation of a prison state and planned trips screwed!

I'm testing the water if any of you maybe interested in a small meet in Kenmare, Co Kerry hopefully soon before winter sets in! I can provide safe and secure pitch for hammock, tree tent and regular tent. Use of shower and latrine and if it rains could possibly bring your sleeping bag & mat in living room and kitchen .

Nice secluded location on Beara Pinninsula, Kenmare town 7kms (pub/restaurant 2kms down road overlooking Kenmare Bay) and at the top of probably the best coastal route in Munster along N71 Bantry - Kenmare.

So, a tentative proposition for the usual suspects if this mess ever gets sorted?

I can post some links of local area later if there's any interest?


Later lads.


Note:

* Kenmare is basically a days ride each way from the East & South East ferry ports, so you need at least 4 days otherwise it'd be a time trial for ya but, you know that - don't y'all!
Lovely idea, but will this awful shitstorm ever end? It`s not looking good.
I`m on the east coast, so it`s a boring 320 mile motorway ride for me just to get to Fishguard.
Still, good on you for being positive and let`s hope we can all meet up in better times Thumbup .
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Agreed, 3.5 hours for me from Devon. Fingers crossed. It's truly a wonderful part of southern Ireland you live in.
Count me in :clap:
You may like this series of videos by Derek Cullen walking and camping around Ireland. Very well produced and informative showing you what's off the beaten track..  Wild camping following the 'leave no trace' rule and you'll be grand..... Enjoy with a beverage of choice.....


BigBob Wrote:Lovely idea, but will this awful shitstorm ever end? It`s not looking good.
I`m on the east coast, so it`s a boring 320 mile motorway ride for me just to get to Fishguard.
Still, good on you for being positive and let`s hope we can all meet up in better times Thumbup .
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Cmon Bob you regaled us with tales of long distance nordic touring on yer steed, a measly 300 miles is but a thankful on a doctor bigSmile
Update....

Well lads, here's an update with some info if any of the posse are able to rendevouz over here in Kenmare.

Looks like I won't be back driving my bus until September but hopefully, those cretins in government led by unelected technocrats of fear & doom may have wised up and opened up travel again.  I guess I should be about throughout the summer as I doubt I'll get over to France & Spain on the bike this year. So, I'll leave it up to you all to see if a consensus of time & date can be determined. Otherwise, PM me if passing by yourselves.....

So here's a few links which may be of interest starting with Craig Breen in an old Rover Metro taking a leisurely drive from Killarney up the mountain by the lakes through Molls Gap tunnel towards Kenmare. 



About the neighbourhood:

https://www.kenmare.ie/

https://www.discoverireland.ie/Activitie...a-way/9737

https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Re...Kerry.html

Local topography & trails:

https://mountainviews.ie/summit/831/

"https://www.irishtrails.ie/Trail/Beara-Way/3/


International Kerry Dark Sky Reserve:

https://www.darksky.org/our-work/conserv...ves/kerry/
Thanks looks a great place to visit that, amazing coastline. I would be interested depending on how things work out although I dont think I would be good riding my big along any deeply rutted steep trails.
I doubt if anyone will be going anywhere any time soon as the Black Death will be around for a long time to come I fear.
Sorry if I sound negative but that is the reality I`m afraid.
On a personal level, I live with someone who has a rare form of leukemia and has no immune system, so if I get it then she does and she dies.
Doesn`t matter what I would like to do as I have no choice really. Shame, as it sounds a grand idea, despite being over 600 miles and two days away.
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The roads around here are tarmac the N71 being quite a good surface, local roads are reasonably good too with minor boreens often with grass up the middle. Tend to be compacted gravel towards dead end valleys but, always worth a look whereupon you'd not bother in a car. Just need to be very aware of deer between dusk and dawn - the feckers come from nowhere!

Bob, your situation and circumstances obviously require caution. However, if the pox fiasco clears up, and you could avail of a cheap flight maybe possible to Kilarney (Farranfoe) or Cork airport, I can collect you and you can use my DR or XRV for a few days. Just need 3rd party insurance to satisfy the plod.

We'd a fast moving thunderstorm last eve - fab. We've an interesting micro climate in the valley influenced by the mountains and bay. Got little rain but it was lashing down over the mountainside, stayed warm and sun shone prior to a colourful sky at dusk.

Anyway, I'll take all day to do nowt much today, nackered sawing wood and clearing brambles & thicket thiese past weeks.

Later then dudes.....
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