We are in the midst of the perfect storm here in Killarney. The Irish bank holiday, a motorcycle expo, and sunny weather have merged into one supercell of heavy traffic and shirtless men.
I think I’m allergic to this type of storm. I was sneezing all day, despite having been on a consistent dosage of loratadine since Wales. On the plus side, I was able to hang my handkerchief from the inside of the tent, thus creating “The Hangkerchief”. No need to rummage around when my nose needs a blow, just sit up and snort.
As an introvert I appreciate a place to go away from everyone. Right now I’m surrounded by other people on holiday. Children are screaming, adults are gabbing, motor vehicles are droning. The only solution to escape this cacophony is earplugs. Earplugs end the world as I know it.
We know when we’ve been cycling enough when I get out of the shower and my hair remains in the shape of my helmet.