From Newquay, where I started today, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the Flaggy Shore, immortalised in Seamus Heaney’s poem, Postscript:
My ex colleague, John Hayes, told me recently that Friel was with Heaney that day. John knows those kind of things. They would have seen dozens of swans then, and so it has been until this year – now only three swans today. A sad number.
But, the Burren was stunning on a glorious day.
17 km today. A great intro to the big launch tomorrow.