I just thought I would tell you guys on here how lucky you are to have some great drives. Ive just got back from a weeks holiday with the family in Tralee. I caught the ferry over and drove from Rosslare to Tralee and found a new section of motorway as we left the N24 and headed towards Mallow. It was deserted and made a refreshing change from clogged up British roads!
Another drive was the Dingle peninsula, amazing scenery especially along the R561 via a place called Inch. The highlight however was the Connor pass. Was a bit of a challenge in the 166!
We also had a visit to Limerick and the satnav took me right through the city centre! Ive driven all over the UK but Limerick was crazy!!!
The highlight of the holiday driving wise was the Ring of Kerry. What an amazing driving road. Its the best scenic drive ive ever been on. Spectacular views along the coast where the road is high above the sea and then over the mountain road down to Waterville. Lots of ooh's and arrrr's, it really is that good.
On the way home I drove along the N22/N25 and passing Cork there was a tunnel along what seemed a new section of motorway. I dropped the car to third and floored it as we drove through it. Sounds great, you guys should try it. Wind the windows down and floor it.
Alfa spotting reminded me how rare alfas can seem. I saw a red 146 who waved. I saw one 166 in Waterford, a couple of 156's out and about and the wife swears she saw a black 166 in the Tralee area. But that was it, no GTV's or GT's, Breras etc.
I enjoyed my time so much that im coming back again later in the year. Probably stay in the Tralee area again. Keep an eye out for me during October