Organic food and farming, cycling and a picture perfect setting.
The lush and rustic countryside of North Sligo and Leitrim in the North West of Ireland awaits!Read More
The summer is quickly approaching and with it Crank + Cog are launching a number of events centred around cycling, hiking, food and … simply slowing things down a bit!Read More
Tiny droplets of water suspended in air.
I got up one morning earlier than normal to take a walk up a hill beside me. As I walked higher and higher everything below remained under a blanket of fog, mist and light drizzle. You could come to the same place over and over again but each visit will be different. Everything changes in the mist.
Fóidin Mearbhaill – a phenomenon in Irish mythology of been enchanted and led astray in the mist.
The pictures below are what I saw!
Somewhere in the North West of Ireland!Read More
The western counties of Ireland, in particular the Wild Atlantic Way, are quite busy during the summer months. The usual bucket list destinations attract crowds that fleet for a moment, capturing instagram friendly snaps, and off again leaving a trail of hash-tags and filters.
I’m not sure what it is that attracts me to hills. It could be a number of things. It could be the reward of freewheeling manically downhill. Maybe it’s the chance to empty your brain, focusing on the one task of carrying you and your bike upwards. Or perhaps it’s the self congratulatory pat on the back for your efforts . It’s probably a bit of all three!