Schull-Mizen Head

The driver of the 237 bus from Cork to Schull-Mizen was on the point of charging for my bicycle when he interrupted himself: “Ah sure, what’ll I be doing chargin’ you for t’boike….we’ll ignore that now we will”. And that was only the first of the ‘ignored’ extra charges that day. They obviously thought my accent was cute….in fact one little boy said I both looked and sounded like Mr Bean….not sure what to make of that.
Schull was the closest the bus could take me to my starting point at Mizen Head, so I set off to cover the outstanding 30km into a brisk south westerly. 

But it was a glorious, if hard, ride, with stunning views over Barleycove, and at Mizen Head, of the bridge suspended above the ravine.


So the ride-for-real began with the obligatory pose at the most south westerly point, the lighthouse that supplanted Fastnet 14km away.

 And the day ended with me pitching my tent near a bronze age burial chamber just metres from the sea shore. Ghostly visitations in the night…..?

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ah, to be sure, you’ll have many a warm welcome in the Emerald Isle.

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