Cycling the Atlantic coast of Europe from north to south during the summer of 2017. View the archive, the route so far, or donate to MSF.

So. Much. Rain.

By Stuart Lowe on

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Recalculating how far I'll get today as there's a bit of a strong head wind

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Colours in the wind and rain this morning.

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Strong wind but a break in the light rain gave this view. #WildAtlanticWay indeed.

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It may be raining and strong head wind but at least it is relatively flat. Purples and earthy colours today.

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But with flashes of orange.

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Peat, heather and a distant hill.

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More purples and dark greens.

The campsite in Westport wants €27 to pitch a one person tent! No way.

The hostel is €22.50!

If only the wind hadn't been against me I would have got to the hostel with €12 camping. :(

So, it turned out I could book a smaller dorm room in the hostel online for €18. Saving €4.50 on the price the person in the reception said.

Feels a bit awkward to book online at the reception but that money can go on food. Plus I get a (hopefully) quieter dorm.

It also turns out the campsite website had told me the wrong price. It should have been €12.

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A herd of majestic Italian campervans roaming the roads near Claggan. #WildAtlanticWay

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Looking west towards Achill Island. #WildAtlanticWay

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Mallaranny.

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The Great Western Greenway - cycle route to Westport.

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Cyclists may be uneven.