Cycle Ireland Days 4&5: Skibbereen to Goleen

There’s no excuse for not writing a post yesterday for Day 4. We weren’t too tired or too wet, and only a bit too cold (until we got settled into our hotel, which was way too hot). Mostly, it was a dull day, which we shortened because of the impending storm–and which ended up as a night storm anyway.

So Day 4, 30 April 2017, Skibbereen to Schull, 14 miles. The only incident of note was the humiliation of being paced for 5 miles by a runner. I hate him.

Today, Day 5, was just great. Mostly sunny, noticeably warmer, and gorgeous scenery. I like Ireland in the sun.

Early in the ride we passed the Altar wedge tomb: some 4000-5000 years old, used throughout that time as a religious spot for various groups. Most recently, in the 18th century, it was used for Catholic services. What a glorious spot.


Our total route of 25 miles took us right past our destination B&B before heading out to the end of the peninsula to visit Mizen Head. So we got the wonderful gift of being able to dump our panniers for the second half of the ride. We felt free! I can’t even complain about the hill up to view Mizen Head, because the scenery was so very beautiful.

Altogether, a totally great day.

Keeping Track of Where We Are

You can see our progress at: Joy and Tony’s Ireland Wild Atlantic Way 2017

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