Ireland

After the shenanigans with the exhaust pipe, which fortunately happened while I was still based at the mammy’s house and not while we were out in the middle of nowhere, Herman behaved himself in exemplary fashion for the rest of our journeying round the west of Ireland. 

Here are a few miscellaneous photos from the rest of the holiday. As ever they are selected not for their artistic merit, but for the fact that they happen to have Herman’s ugly mug in shot.

Glenade Lough, Co. Leitrim
Glenade Lough, Co. Leitrim
Glenade Lough, Co. Leitrim
Glenade Lough, Co. Leitrim
Not sure where this was. Just a quick 'stretch your legs' break
Not sure where this was. Just a quick 'stretch your legs' break
Herman playing at being a collie dog
Herman playing at being a collie dog
This was a quiet layby by a river where we stopped one night, when darkness found us without a decent place to camp
This was a quiet layby by a river where we stopped one night, when darkness found us without a decent place to camp
Scenic driving. Co. Galway [I think!]
Scenic driving. Co. Galway [I think!]
Dunmoran Strand, Co. Sligo. Mazza concocting some din dins
Dunmoran Strand, Co. Sligo. Mazza concocting some din dins
Dunmoran Strand, Co. Sligo. Amazing what you can make from a few spuds and a tub of sand, isn't it?
Dunmoran Strand, Co. Sligo. Amazing what you can make from a few spuds and a tub of sand, isn't it?
Coral Beach, Ceathrú Rua, Co. Galway
Coral Beach, Ceathrú Rua, Co. Galway
Coral Beach, Ceathrú Rua, Co. Galway –Yay! Curry for tea!
Coral Beach, Ceathrú Rua, Co. Galway –Yay! Curry for tea!
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Keem Bay, Achill Island
Leaving Achill Island
Leaving Achill Island
Leaving Achill Island
Leaving Achill Island

OK. I know i said Herman behaved himself in exemplary fashion for the rest of the trip, but there was one minor incident. It was more my fault though, so I didnae really blame Herman for it. We pulled in to get some diesel, just after leaving Achill Island and I yanked the handbrake on a bit too hard and the end of the cable popped out at the lever. So cue twenty minutes or so with the Leatherman, while I fixed it back together again.

Don't know my own strength!
Don't know my own strength!
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh –next morning healthy brekkie
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh –next morning healthy brekkie
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. Time to head back to the mammy's and the end of the camping bit of the holiday
Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. Time to head back to the mammy's and the end of the camping bit of the holiday
Ferry back to Scotland. Herman is resting up below decks, ready for the long trek back to Manc
Ferry back to Scotland. Herman is resting up below decks, ready for the long trek back to Manc