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Old 07-04-2013, 08:41 AM   #61
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It's enhancing, not hijacking, dammit

dmcd, I enjoy the personal touches folks add, thank you again. I assume talking about potatoes in Ireland is like starting a thread about oil on here

I'm in a coffee shop in Naran using wifi and saw on the menu 'mushy peas'. I went to the kitchen and got the full tale from the chef in her neat hat. I had a fresh bowl.



Tiffany, wow is it gonna be a fat load. Laphraiog(Scotland, Ho) turf, and a keg of Guinness. I'm gonna need a trailer

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #62
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Some architecture

I've noticed a lot of the new residential construction had a flat 'cap' on top of the gable. Can someone fill me in on the purpose or advantage?





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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #63
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Hedges

Martin, a lot of the hedges up here are covered with Gorse, looks like a tough cut. You have a picture if your rig? This is a bad pic but you get the idea

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #64
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I've noticed a lot of the new residential construction had a flat 'cap' on top of the gable. Can someone fill me in on the purpose or advantage?...
My "professional" guess :

Some kind of ridge vent system for the roof/attic.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #65
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My "professional" guess :

Some kind of ridge vent system for the roof/attic.
Noooo, its loved by the planners, who having failed to get us into mud walled thatched cottages like a Disney theme park,, seem to think that specifying "barge" gables is somehow traditional. Which its definitely not
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #66
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Or heating stove-fireplace chimney,the cap breaks up any embers, and prevents rain from entering. any wind will also carry any embers away from the roof and helps in venting.
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Noooo, its loved by the planners, who having failed to get us into mud walled thatched cottages like a Disney theme park,, seem to think that specifying "barge" gables is somehow traditional. Which its definitely not


I'll tip a Guinness to you, later today. Well, actually it'll be a locally brewed ale, but served in a Guinness glass.

Sorry, hope that's not too heretical...
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #68
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I'll tip a Guinness to you, later today. Well, actually it'll be a locally brewed ale, but served in a Guinness glass.

Sorry, hope that's not too heretical...
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:09 AM   #69
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Lobster bar in Burtonport

Waiting for a car ferry to an Isle off the coast(duh) from Burtonport. This guy having lunch with his family abandons them to surf the web showing me pics of his eighty 70's Hondas, cd175,etc I lost track. His 4 yr old kid grabs my helmet and runs out the door wearing it. HEY ! When I get to the Isle I can find out it's name. gotta pay for my Guiness, real thang, Dog, and run.

Yesterday was a tent day, rainy on and off so I just went for some local sites. Tucked into the corner, managed to use up a lot of food





Few days ago I was thinking about golf, so I went to Malin Beg. Some folks in the parking lot actually thought they could hit that green, with a 100 knot trailing wind. The white spots are sheep, not golf balls









On the way there I talked to this guy stealing water from a small stream, more later

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Let me take a wild guess....................holy water from a holy well from a hole in the ground
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Very unique....

For me who doesn't know much about these countries, this is just what I need. Thanks for the great RR....nice bikes too.....

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RockyDog....lovely report! Looking forward to more! Thanks much.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #73
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Martin, a lot of the hedges up here are covered with Gorse, looks like a tough cut. You have a picture if your rig? This is a bad pic but you get the idea

You want me to bring up my rig?




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Old 07-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #74
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My Dad still cuts turf, although we call it peats. This is a video of him last year when I was mucking around with the GoPro. He makes it look easy, I can assure that it is not!

http://youtu.be/VMUpb-29awc

Lovely! It reminds me of cutting turf with my gran-da. I so miss the scent of a nice turf fire.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:32 AM   #75
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The water guy

was sampling water at different points on a lot of streams and rivers. I thought at first when I saw him he was reeling in a fish. He works for the aquatic version of something akin to our EPA. Monitoring the pollution levels and charting them over the years. The main problem is older septic systems and non-maintained slurry pits, not sure of the technical term.

In my small town in Oklahoma the water table is polluted with fertilizers, years and years of heavy applications have made the water non potable. I had a great conversation with him.

And somewhere down the line I saw this sign, oh, joy a ferry! A blue ferry



did a crisp u-turn and ended up here

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