Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Day 3 of the Ulster Way

Tandragee to Aughnacloy on road, Slieve Beagh Way marked way to Donagh. On to Florence Court then Belcoo.

115 miles, 3025 vertical climbing metres, 14 hours on the go.

The weather was class and we are both burnt. We were in pieces when we arrived at the bed and breakfast at 10.45pm, too late to get decent food so cereal and toast had to do!

The run across from Tandragee to Aughancloy was good fun, the weather fantastic, and we took a long break in Armagh to enjoy the sunshine and some nice coffee.

We were sorry to see the departure of Transalp hopefuls the Cooley Bulls, Mickey and Declan, at Aughnacloy, where we enjoyed a superb lunch of chips, chicken and beans. Chips have proved to be our saviours - we have devoured lots of them every day so far.

Some savage climbing on the Slieve Beagh Way slowed us badly, and it was pitch black for the last hour. There was no way we could go up through Florence Court past the swallow holes and down the cave steps with no lights, and we were already far too late for our hosts, so we did not turn off for the caves.

3 days down, 3 to go - this is HAAAAARRRRRD work!!! Cheer us up :-(


aquaasho said...

Well done, keep it going! Sure you're half way there already....


PJ said...

...you want me to show you tough...i'll show you tough :-)

Keep the dream alive dudes

Lynda Foy said...

Great to hear how you are getting on. Today, Tuesday, looks like another sunny day so hope you have your sun block this time! I will keep a lookout for you coming across the Antrim Hills on Thursday and save you a couple of energy bars for those tough bits. Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Have no idea where you are since I don't get out of Ahoghill much. Sounds like you're having fun though, keep eating the chips!

"I'm afraid the return journey is going to be dreadfully tiring and monotonous" - Scott of the Antarctic (before he died).

Steven S

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