Saturday June 2 – Cork - I arrived in Cork around 11:30. The bus trip went though some green countryside which was quite beautiful. Really some lovely country here. When I arrived in Cork I gathered up my stuff and did the long hike dragging my suitcase up the hill to the hostel. Next time I’m not going to be El Cheapo but will get a cab. According to the web page this was supposed to be a 5 minute walk…..I guess if you are a horse. (I figured out later I could have taken the #226 bus for E1.70 ,which would have taken me from the bus station to Kent Station which is the train station across the street from the hostel. If I had come in on a plane the #226 bus runs from the airport to the train station as well. Anyway I found the Aaran House hostel and got settled in before the rain started. It’s been raining all day since. I eventually decided I had to get some tea and sugar at least so I caught the 205 bus from in front of the train station down to the city Center and shopped a bit at
Dunnes and explored in the rain a bit and then caught a cab back to the hostel. The cab only cost E5.30 , which when you consider I was carrying a lot of stuff and it was raining was surely worth it. Looks like I will just drink my tea and do some homework for the rest of the day. The rain doesn’t show any sign of stopping.
I later thought to look in the train station at the little store in it to see what is available there. I could have gotten milk, butter, sugar, etc there. I would have paid a little more but it would have been worth it in convenience.
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