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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

A Goat on a roof!!!!

 This post is well out of date...in fact at least 4 days! Had trouble with our Three account again so much so that we decided that it wasnt worth the fight to continue using the net. So today (17th) we have crossed into Northern Ireland, and sitting at Asda car park with our origional 32GB of dataallowance Finally I get post this.

 Friday 13th July
The car park stopover at Inagh as mentioned in my last post ysterday.

Then as it got dark we had an eerie light shining into the Beast. Ian went out to investigate and lo and behold..could that be Jesus?.

It was back on the Atlantic Way this morning. We passed the Cliffs of Moher (payment was required to view the Cliffs so we didn't stop!) and headed for Doolen Cave.

This cave holds one of the largest stalactites that can be viewed in the world. The discovery was made by two Brits J. M. Dickenson and Brian Varley. Read about the discovery here

What an impressive sight. Although the normal stalactites and stalagmites found in caves are almost non-existent in this one, the sheer size of the monster made the fee all worthwhile.

Some of the rock formation when the ice was melting during the ice age.

The two passages, the top where the discovery was made and the bottom where the Brits crawled through to find the stalactite.
Leaving the Cave and what did we spy? Surely not a goat on the roof!

Following the Atlantic Way and we came across a Geological wonder. I have found too much about it on the web but it could be called the Burren Exposure. The rock formations give the impression of an ancient lava flow but this is a pure guess.

Blackhead Lighthouse.
Aillwee Cave and birds of prey was the next stop. This time the cave did have the stalactites and stalagmites but was not as impressive as the last cave.

The birds of prey demonstration was very impressive though.

And a few more wildlife photos

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