Soon we arrived at Liam and Trish’s house where we got a warm welcome and it was great to see them
When we last saw them in Dublin, they were riding
a BMW R1200RT that was a bit worse for wear as Liam had been rear ended by a car near London the day before. The bike was still ridable but Trish sitting on the back had to hold on to one of the panniers to hold it in place and the bike had some dents and
Liam who had been riding solo at the time of the accident
had escaped with some bumps and bruises.
Now a few
days later he was still pretty sore and one leg was quite swollen earning him a sick leave.
Besides the RT that was at the BMW dealer to get fixed Liam had a K1200LT and a R1150GSA parked in his garage – the last one was his favorite bike with +100.000 miles on the clock.
We spend a really nice evening with our new friends and (surprise!) ended up at the local pub drinking Guinness and whiskey until
late in the night.
Liam and Trish put us up for the night in 1 of their
spare bedrooms upstairs, and the next morning Trish made the most wonderful breakfast – we were really getting spoiled.
As we were having our breakfast Liam and Trish invited us to stay for another night (or more) if we wanted to, which we gladly accepted.
Besides giving us more time with our hosts, it would also give us the opportunity to spend a day riding without luggage on our bikes and time to do
some much needed laundry before we moved on.
Our condition for staying another
night was that they accepted an invitation for dinner in the evening at a restaurant of their choice – they agreed to the terms even though Liam did a lot of grumbling about how he preferred Trish’s cooking.
They would have loved to join us for the days ride and show us some of their favorite routes, but Liam’s leg was still in
too bad shape for him to feel comfortable riding a bike, so after breakfast Katrine and I headed out on our own.
We had decided to spend the day riding The Ring of Kerry.
It was a really nice ride on fun roads without
too much traffic surrounded by beautiful scenery all day.