Category Archives: Travels
Now buy something, you cheap bastard!
“Sit down, have some tea.” We sat down and immediately felt trapped. We had just wanted to know what those strange white stony-things were. Now we knew. They were alum stones, which can be used as deodorant or for shaving-cuts. … Continue reading
I, too, want to be a daredevil!
I tried to be reasonable, the day after I had walked from the Giant’s Causeway along the coast to my hostel in Ballintoy, but those Irish people wouldn’t let me. It was another day with typical Irish weather. Weather like … Continue reading
I had spent about a week in Port Ronan, a couple of houses on Malin Head, a peninsula proud to be the most northerly spot in Ireland, when for the first time I was going to have really bad weather. … Continue reading
Melmoth and Me
Through the first half of my Christmas travels Melmoth the Wanderer was a faithful companion. I had started with Maturin’s novel shortly before I left Limerick and had read it while waiting at the side of the road for my … Continue reading
Irish Christmas. Part Three: Johnny.
In that last night, while I was signing coasters and Theo earned a new nickname, our host Johnny hit the pubs too. He played guitar with the Mulkerrin Brothers in the American Bar and later joined us for a couple … Continue reading