nice one loz. ya, bring a spare hammock if you have one. there will be a few spare tarps floating around i am sure.
re; meet-up time, it will have to be late-ish, as most people have a whack of traveling to do, but not too late so wecan get our shelters set up and our bellies fed. i would say six might be the best time. but if some cant make it till later thats fine. i am hoping to be there earlier so i can get some essentials set up.
Six is good for me I'd say. I may now be travelling on my own to Gort so I would have room for 1 person (I only have 2 seats). I would be heading from east Cork, around the city and out towards Mallow. From there on to Limerick, Ennis and finally Gort. I can pick up somebody anywhere along or near that route if they need a lift. Give me a shout if anyone on this route needs a lift.
thats a bummer, early mornings shouldn't happen on saturdays. cool, well anyone wanting a lift from antonio put their hands up. i will probably have one persoon needing a lift from dublin here. will confirm soon.
hey all; sorry been no word from me. been up to the eyeballs. all is going well. details are like this for people travelling from dublin.
Meet at the Foxhunter pub on the N4 for 12:00 on Friday 18th to fill empty seats in peoples vehicles. there are 4-5 people with no fixed ride down at the moment. from there we will head to Gort (take road to Galway, turn off for Gort at Loughrea)
Meet in Aldi in Gort at 16:00 on Friday 18th convoy out from there to the location.
for people arriving in gort late, directions to the location are thus;
go out the N66 from gort (northeast) take the first proper turn-off on the right (its about 2-3k out the road) should be signposted "kilbeacanty" and goes north of Lough Cutra.go straight down this road about 2-3k. Crannog has a small wooden signpost on the top of their driveway (its on the left) so keep your eyes open and go slow. simple enough. any problems, please call me before you get lost. it would be a simple thing for someone to come in to gort to meet stragglers. i will try photograph the map in a little bit.
there will be a central open fire. if someone knows what they are doing they can do their own, but in general i would like to keep it to the one if possible.
food is every man for himself. there will be experianced people there to help the few novices we will have in attendance, and i am sure some food trading will happen. and if anyone feels the need to do a big dish to share, the rest of us will surely help you eat it lol
entertainment will just happen i am sure. we have a bit of an all-star cast with both Anthonio Akkermans AND Aebhric O'Kelly showing up. i can bring a lefty Bow and a few arrows. if anyone else has any stuff, bring it. there should hopefully be enough wood lying around for both fire and craftwork. i doubt boredom will be an issue though.
regards drink; (and everything else) the attitude will be; responsible for thyself. if you wanna drink, thats cool. i may bring a bit of brandy myself. we will have a very mixed demographic of people, so keeping it friendly and safe is of prime importance.
we should have about 15 people, give or take. about three quarters experianced people, one quarter total green horns wanting to give it a go.
i think thats everything. oh yea! everyone coming, please make sure you have my NUMBER; zero eight seven, 12 11 zero 11. any problems, please call. as we get nearer the friday, it will be the best way to contact me. if anyone has any more questions, shoot, or suggestions or whatever.
I'm ( hopeing ) to leave work early on friday, so might make the Aldi meet-up, but other wise will find my way. I had a bit of a look on GoogleEarth and can see the road that leads to kilbeacanty so should be fine.
I got hold of one of those Aldi tarps, so will be trying it out ( hopefully with hammock below if i can find two trees !! ) - its bright !!! so no laughing please !!!!
I have a spare British army issue DPM tarp that you can use in case you feel the need to blend. It just about covers a hammock. I have the old green type too but its only suitable for a bivy set up if anybody needs it.
I will also be bringing some tents and spare pots in case anybody is short.
the more toys the better people. bring everything. we will have a kitfest. lol. Loz, tell you what. i will save two trees for you ok? lol. there is endless woodland. loads of trees for hammocking. place will look like it infested with strange catterpiller larvae.
I just did the drive from Cork Harbour to home (County Antrim) last Saturday and it took me 6 hours ( I did stop 3 times though for about 45 minutes in total) Long drive alright, but the roads are all pretty good, with large sections on Motorway. It will probably take about an hour less to get to Castleward though as I live pretty far North.