ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
ChubbyThumper OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ChubbyThumper's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
Oddometer: 469
A weekend in Donegal

A bunch of us on KTM ADVs led by Kyle, decided to take advantage of the exceptional Easter weather and do some camping and exploring in Co.Donegal, Ireland.

Entering Glenveagh National park and checking out Mt.Errigal



Looking down at Dunlewey









Good trails near Crolly





Gordo




Doghandler


Kyle chairs a debate



We are going here





Reminiscent of Greenland (without the bike)





Ride leader Kyle

ChubbyThumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
ChubbyThumper OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ChubbyThumper's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
Oddometer: 469
We camped at Sleepy Hollow campsite near Crolly, Co.Donegal. Its a small site set in natural woodland. They made us very welcome..









a peaty river down the back field




Next day more trails
Foolish and Morty arrived on KTMs and Jeff joined us on his V Strom



Morty in front Gordo following



Kyle





Trail searching near Dunlewey





This type of road is called a Boreen in Ireland







a potential future campsite






Errigal from Gweedore


ChubbyThumper screwed with this post 05-08-2011 at 01:04 PM
ChubbyThumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
ChubbyThumper OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ChubbyThumper's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
Oddometer: 469
After a grand night in the pub we split up for home. I took a longer route as I wanted to see Fanad head lighthouse on the Fanad peninsula.

Leaving Glenveagh N.Park



Fanad lighthouse









Port Salon

Gorse fires raging all weekend due to the prolonged dry weather




I liked this arrangement, hull slightly past sell by date possibly inspired by Shackletons expedition on Elephant island









Editing in some shots from a previous "Donegal day trip" earlier this year.

Barnesmore Gap



Pilgrims walk, Carrick, Co.Donegal.









Slieve League


ChubbyThumper screwed with this post 05-08-2011 at 01:34 PM
ChubbyThumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
Daryl A
Adventurer
 
Daryl A's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Morgan City, LA
Oddometer: 63
Beautiful!
__________________
Daryl
Yamaha FJR1300
Husaberg FE501
Daryl A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
azshtr
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Oddometer: 2,072
I am so longing for a return trip to visit family in mayo. Thank you for the inspiration.
__________________
Azshtr
Fighting to keep our lands open.
azshtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
jnorton1
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Loveland Colorado
Oddometer: 261
Great pics. I spent a few days camping on the great Blasket Island off the southwestern coast. Beautiful country.
__________________
2001 BMW F650GS Dakar
jnorton1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
dammitdave
Beastly Adventurer
 
dammitdave's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Oddometer: 1,189
+1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daryl A View Post
Beautiful!
Beautiful Indeed! And with a tidal range like that you could get to Wisconsin without a single lock! Dave
__________________
...what this really wants is an outgoing, gregarious, driven, type A; an extrovert, Alpha male P.T. Barnum salesman type with little time left to examine his life or to worry about knocking things off the coffee table with his tail....John Burns

I got the right gal when gas WAS $19 cents a gallon she's has put up with me for 58 years...AK Bike
dammitdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 05:49 AM   #8
Pumpy
Exiled Pumpernickel
 
Pumpy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Oxford, UK
Oddometer: 1,099
Absolutely beau-ti-ful, Terry!

Glenveagh National park has always been my favourite although I have only been there on foot in the past.

I think a visit to Oireland may be on the menu soon...
__________________
.
www.pumpernickelontour.com - Four months through South America on a DRZ - Ride Report: One day... you have to live your dream
Pumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 05:54 AM   #9
gallinastrips
Studly Adventurer
 
gallinastrips's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Taos NM
Oddometer: 702
Great shots, fun ride, and sweet bikes
__________________
RIDE ON
gallinastrips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #10
ChubbyThumper OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ChubbyThumper's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
Oddometer: 469
Thanks for your encouraging comments guys, Pumpy if you are coming over get in touch. There are still parts of Donegal we havent explored yet....
ChubbyThumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 04:51 AM   #11
RedDogAlberta
High Plains Drifter
 
RedDogAlberta's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Oddometer: 5,504
Absolutely marvelous!
__________________
I'd rather be dragging a club than clubbing in drag.
RedDogAlberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #12
Famous
Goin down hill fast
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 228
Not so bad!

Nice one Terry

It wasn't Maroc but Donegal ain't a bad second
__________________
And miles to go before I sleep
Famous is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #13
ChubbyThumper OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
ChubbyThumper's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Co.Antrim, N.Ireland
Oddometer: 469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Famous View Post
Nice one Terry

It wasn't Maroc but Donegal ain't a bad second
Cheers Famous, I'm sure Maroc would have been fine but the request not to go came from the "Higher authority" Thinking long term there's no point heading off and leaving her fretting at home.
ChubbyThumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #14
dave6253
The Tourist
 
dave6253's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Oddometer: 3,003
Thumb

Nice Bikes & Photos!
__________________
dave6253 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 11:42 AM   #15
BettySwollocks
n00b
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Norn Iron
Oddometer: 7
ChubbyThumper, I also am in Co Antrim and have just bought a 990 Adventure Dakar Edition...... I didn't realise that Donegal had so much to offer.

My parents have a love of the place, spending most weekends in their static caravan up there. I really do hope to get some miles done on the new bike in places like you have shown us.

I can't wait!
__________________
If your wife wants to learn how to ride a bike........... Don't stand in her way!
BettySwollocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014