The visit to the garden at Scoil Bhride primary school in Shantalla in Galway went so well that I ended up not leaving the city until close to 12 noon. I had 100km to cover
up to Crossmolina in North Mayo and, seen as I had been averaging under 20km per hour and I’d definitely need two short breaks, I feared some moonlight cycling might be on the agenda for later in the day. I took the Headford Road out of Galway and the scenic route close to the banks of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.
The road was bumpy and slow but the scenery across the lakes and out towards Connemara was spectacular. The weather was good to me again and once I got past Ballinrobe I made good time on up to Castlebar. Some locals there Continue reading