Kilmore Quay

Having decided to spend a second day here we wake to clouds today. Alice reminds us that it’s May bank holiday this coming weekend so we start to panic a bit about finding campsites for the next 5 days. There seems to be a lot fewer options in the south east of Ireland. I send emails to a couple of places but don’t get prompt responses. In the end we book two nights in Wexford City and two nights in Redcross but we still don’t have Saturday night sorted….

By early afternoon the sun has broken through and we go out for a walk. It’s a 4.5km circular route through sand dunes and then back along the beach. We do a bit of bird spotting in the sand dunes , see the first swift’s of the year, a sparrow hawk, a jackdaw, lots of bull finches and a herd of cows.

The strand is lovely and almost deserted. We walk along the water’s edge occasionally having to dodge the tide which is coming in. It’s easy going until the end when it’s on a bit more of a slope and is very soft underfoot so it’s like walking through treacle and hard work.

Back to the van for a late lunch and a snooze.

We eventually rouse ourselves and wander to the pub, hoping to eat out. The Wooden House pub is open but not doing food until the weekend. We move to Kehoe’s Pub which we know isn’t doing food either. Back to the van to finish off the pate and then it’s cheese on toast for dinner watching Irish Gogglebox.


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