Visit Whiddy Island, just off the coast at Bantry harbour lies the island of Whiddy. A magical mysterious island to spend a pleasant day or two on discovering its natural and historical beauty. Get in touch with Tim O’Leary and he will arrange your ferry trip. There is the Bank house bar on the island for food and refreshments and you can walk or cycle around the island at your leisure. The island also has some rental homes if you fancy a tranquil time away from the mad rush of mainland life. Check out whiddyferry.com for information. They have started up guided tours for 2015, very knowledgeable guide. Make this year, Visit Whiddy Island year.
Maybe even some of the crew from RedFM should visit too, as they don’t seem to know where Whiddy Island is…
This is my third video of West Cork Islands which I have made simply for my own pleasure. Promoting the Beara and West Cork.
Watch a video of Whiddy Island here
I have now made this the second version of the video. A lovely day again for the second visit. Make sure that 2015 is your year to visit Whiddy Island too…
Visit Whiddy Island
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Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race an event that I used to read about way back in the days of Eric Stone and John Atkins. I was a young cyclo-crosser from the South East competing on Saturdays and Sundays in the late seventies. The allure of that race was great but I was still a schoolboy racer so it was not to be. All these years later and my friend John was having his fiftieth birthday the day after competing in this years event. I arranged to fly over from Ireland and we drove to the event and slept in his van. The day arrived and the race was on, all I had to do was to go to two different spots on a spare bike and give him his water and gels.
I was very impressed with the speed of some of the riders not least the winner Rob Jebb, and am inspired to maybe sign up for the race next year, if Irish men are allowed 😉 . It really is a classic event and any one who completes it should be proud of their ability, well done.
Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race
Watch a short video I managed to put together with a few clips…
My “focus” was on John so I was looking to be where I needed to be at each spot where he had asked me to pass him his “pouch” and water bottles and not taking photos.
Heidi visits Allihies for a second time this year, a great visit with the kids and Sam with an evening stroll to Balydonegan beach followed by supper and a movie. Next day spent at Tranfeerla strand, canoeing, rock sculpture making and of course swimming. Finished off with a small bit of pony riding for the kids on Salvador.