Whoa...who knew that song was about going off to join the IRA? I guess I won't be singing that out loud.
We leave today to head to Shannon, Ireland. In keeping with our travel plans of "pick an area and do it well, rather than trying to do it all," we are going to tour the southwest side of Ireland, including the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, before heading to Dublin. From there we're going to London for 9 days before taking a cruise around the British Isles and across the Atlantic.
With a little hesitation, we are doing Ireland on a bus tour. We both dislike the schedule of a bus tour...having to have your bags outside your door at a certain time, constantly changing hotels. Jim found this tour on Royal Irish Tours and you get to have some free time, as well as staying in the same hotel for a couple of days in a row, so we're giving it a whirl. We have definitely become lazier travellers!
As usual, we're having the "suitcase discussion" as it will now be known. Jim fondly remembers the days when he would travel on business to Australia for three weeks with a carry-on suitcase. I have to keep reminding him, I didn't! In fact, if you look at the first day of our blog across Canada, we were having the same discussion. Ahhhh...the suitcase discussion!
Now really, for seven weeks of travel with possible warm weather in England, colder weather in Greenland and Iceland, formal wear on the cruise, gym wear, a laptop...is this too much luggage? As long as we're travelling, the great debate will live on!