We fly out a week from today, and there have been no cancellations. As a matter of fact, Ireland is well above 80% vaccinated and they are going to lift restrictions in October. We are testing for covid Saturday, and have our vaccine cards ready to go.

We are prepared for rain and it looks like that was a good idea. Rainproofed from top to bottom. Irelands rainy season is in the spring. But it’s Ireland, so rain is really expected anytime. At least it isn’t cold for hiking.

We should be walking about 120 miles total over about 9 days. Along the coastline for much of it.

I did find these leather waterproof boots, made in Oregon, and they feel already broken in. I’ve put a few miles on them and they should be fine. Now that is feels like its is really going to happen, I’m getting excited.