Galway

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Today was our last day of the cycle tour.  This morning it rained then the sun came out- all before breakfast.  Since today was our last day, some of the group took off early because we had to be at the finish by 2:30 in order to drive to Galway and deal with their traffic.

It turned out to be a good day for riding even though there was some rain.  We biked along the coast then turned inland.  The flowers here are gorgeous, both the wild and cultivated.  I enjoyed seeing the purple heather mixed with a wild yellow flower.

The top picture is part of the group at the finish.  The bikes are being loaded onto the vans.  John-Joe is the cheeky fellow on top of the van and John is the muscular lad talking.  “Such is the level of organization ” was much quoted by both of them throughout the week with their tongues in their cheeks.  They made the week a very fun adventure so hurry and sign up for next year. (Karen and Darrell)

We arrived at the very swanky and historic Hotel Myrick in downtown Galway just in time for my 4:30 appointment with the masseuse.  We all met in the bar at 6:30 where John and John-Joe  wound down the tour with a short but sweet speech and drinks. From there we had our last dinner together as a group.  We said our good byes to a few who were leaving for Shannon this evening. A few will leave tomorrow and then a few of us will leave on Sunday for the airport in Shannon.  It was a nice group of people to spend a week together.  But I have to admit- it  be nice not to have to follow a particular schedule this next week.  Every one did a great job of being on time so as to not hold up the group.

Our friends, Colleen and Fred take off tomorrow.  Thanks for inviting us to take this adventure with you.🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾🚴🏾

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