I’ve been dithering… dathering, doodling… simply messing… for the last few weeks… trying to get this post completed. Why the tardiness? I don’t know… maybe it’s the subconscious mind not wanting to admit that I’ve reached the end… not wanting to consider that it’s over. The challenge completed. So, what now… even if I walk the route again it won’t be the same. Old news? No… not really. It will still be a pleasure to walk along the Royal Canal… but I’m afraid I’ll never be able to claim a first on this route again! Maybe that’s why I don’t want to do the final post.
But then… I have to. What’s the old story about the job’s not done until the paperwork is complete? Well… let’s get the show on the road… do the final post and ‘officially’ claim my victory. Mind you, I think I should get my sorry posterior over to Richmond Harbour… celebrate the victory in style. I’m sure there’ll be a publican down on that stretch of water who’ll allow me into their fine establishment. 🙂
Procrastination at an end. I’ll restart the tale of that final slog to the Shannon where I left off, at Lyneen Bridge, sheltering from the driving rain. When the last drops passed I set off again. The next mental milestone was the Longford Junction… but, I still needed to get past a few other structures before reaching the spur line.
So… as WordPress now have done a job on the gallery formatting, while I’ve been doing my dithering, I’ll progress the tale by means of the photo’s. As they say in the classics… a change is as good as a holiday…
Click on the first photo… the new carousel format makes going through the route easy… enjoy!
PS – Now I’m at a bit of a loss, call it a cross canal… should I start doing bits of the Grand in anticipation of next summer? A bit of leg stretching can’t be that bad… could it? 😉
PSS – I’m not too sure the new gallery format’s been perfected yet… none-the-less, it has advantages. I really hope you enjoy this last Royal Canal walk… don’t forget… you can have a look-see at all the others on the Royal Canal Pages… just remember the older galleries won’t show the captions until the editing process is completed… drat!
Finally… would you consider paying a few bob for a Royal Canal calendar? Ready for next year’s Christmas stocking? Or, for that gift to be thrown into an envelope to cross the water? How about letting me know what you think… I’m sure we can select about 20 photo’s out of all the galleries to include…
Do I dream… again?
NO… there’s been the mention of something along these lines… let’s hope! 😉 😛 😉