RAW – 2 Days to go … Kinsale …

2 Days to go … start in Kinsale on Sat 18th.

Almost packed. Bike & kit plus spares are the priority everything else will work itself out. West Clare CC jersey arrived – thanks Paul E.

Last few days have been re-engaging with many friends – old and new. Some re-engage for old times’ sake, some are just plain good people however it is touching how many have a personal affinity with the cause. They have firsthand experience of the tragedy that is suicide – brother, sister, cousin, parent, child. I suspect there are very few families unaffected. And that doesn’t take into account those meeting the daily challenges posed by mental health issues.

On the other hand there is hope. Caught up with Peter R today – an inspiring young man from Thurles. I’m hoping Peter will agree to me using his personal success story to inspire others. More later.

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Listening to Thin Lizzy –  Live & Dangerous – the greatest live album of all time imho. On the road tonight will be listening to Stocktons Wing – Light in the Western Sky ..  and in a change of pace .. Joe Bonamassa – Live from the Albert Hall, Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien and my favourite blues guitarists our own Rory Gallagher – Live in Europe. Now i realise my music tastes are stuck in a time warp so in an attempt to disguise my age will also listen to… Seasick Steve – Hubcap Music and in a change of pace Brian Huston – Crush.

Reminds me of a walking weekend with three good friends here in London – two English and a proud Munster supporter who unfortunately has an English accent!. Well the three lads were in my car after a clean out when I had only one CD. I loved it – Tommy Peoples – Recorded at Fiddlers Hearth ( I was fortunate to meet him at the Fleadh in Ennis last year )  – however my buddies were heartily sick of poor Tommy by journeys end. I don’t think they have forgiven me yet!

So – tomorrow – as will be reaching that great sailing location Kinsale – I will have to find something with a sailing theme.  Any suggestions ?

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