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NAAS [pron Naice] and SCOTLAND

The weekend CareDOC shifts were in Clonmel, where we'll be going to for a week in a few weeks time. This week David worked in a very pleasant GP practice in Naas, Co Kildare, about 20 minutes away from Dublin.
Canal through Naas

Canal through Naas

Sandi flew off to Scotland for 3 days to visit her old friend Bernie Rowen for 45 euros [cheaper than staying here!]. Edinburgh is a city full of beautiful architecture and flowers, and the weather was crisp and clear.
Sandi in Edinburgh

Sandi in Edinburgh

Springtime crocusses and daffodils

Springtime crocusses and daffodils

Crocusses

Crocusses

Scott's monument

Scott's monument

Prince's Street buildings

Prince's Street buildings

Sandi really enjoyed the time with Bernie, who spent quite a bit of time working on our astrology charts.
Bernie

Bernie

On his afternoon off, with Sandi in Scotland, David walked around Donadea forest park to stretch his legs, as the weather was fairly pleasant, and there was not much else to do in the area.

The B&B called Avondale that we stayed in for the week was comfortable, but the really good feature was that there is a kitchenette in the TV lounge where you can warm up take aways etc; a real treat when one stays in B&Bs! Email Ronnie and John at kinanev@indigo.ie .

As David was not working on the Sunday, everyone recommended that we drive down to Co Wicklow and visit Glendalough. A very pleasant drive around Blessington Lake took us up through the Wicklow Gap. It is supposed to be a pass over the mountains, but they know nothing of mountains in Ireland! Glendalough turned out to be a walk around two lakes in a scenic valley with hundreds of tourists. Many people seemed to feel the need to wear sturdy hiking boots and walk with ski-poles, even though the paths were pretty flat!
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The drive back took us to Roundwood [the highest village in Ireland] where we had a good pub lunch next to the fireplace, and then back over the Sally Gap. Both Gaps take one through rather barren and rocky scrubland, which seems to be a favourite area with the locals for a good walk.
Wicklow Gap

Wicklow Gap

Posted by davidsandi 14:37 Archived in Ireland

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