In Memory of Barbara Ann Dodds: Day 4
DAY 4 - Armagh to Enniskillen
I bicycled from Armagh to Enniskillen based on some advice from the previous night’s pub conversations. Both are in Northern Ireland, but I ended up cutting back into the Republic several times. I was told this route was very scenic and worth the trip, which was very accurate. It was a beautiful, sunny day for the most part, a little rain, but nothing to stop for. My day began with a flat tire due to a small thorn, but I patched it up in no time and carried on.
Along the way I had to stop on quiet country roads at times to allow sheep or cattle to pass. One of these times led to a good conversation with the sheep herder about life in Ireland. We talked about weather, his arthritis and of course sheep. I just found it fun to talk to people. Being on a bicycle where people seldom ride on quiet roads really opens up potential for human interaction, and it's hilarious and rewarding.
Today I did a lot of hill climbing and well over the distance required in a straight line as I refuse to ride in the shoulder of a busy highway. Well worth the effort! Enniskillen is the only Island town in Northern Ireland according to the woman at the front desk of the motel and all of the pubs are good! They were! I walked around the town, found a local pub and told my story again. People couldn't believe I was doing this on a "push bike".
Listening to drunken advice on the directions to get to Enniskillen
Rolling Hills and green scenery
Riding as fast as possible up and down hills
Eating 4 apples and 4 snickers bars for lunch will propel you up an over hills for hours on end (I opted out of purchasing hi-tech sport food for this adventure and just ate what I could get)
This concludes my Day 4 Summary! Coming as soon as possible...Day 5 & 6 and my final Day 7, thanks for reading and following us.