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Europe Day 3: I Cross Lines

19 September 2018 287 km / 178 mi (map)

Borders fascinate me. Always have.

I spotted a point on the map where a road follows a relatively straight line across a national border between Ireland and the United Kingdom that is anything but straight.

So, of course, I had to go.

east of Poles, County Cavan, Ireland

Road geek here …

This is the only sign at the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. No “Welcome to the United Kingdom,” no “Northern Ireland.”

Just … speed limits are different here.

Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

And the return to Ireland is even more understated:

west of Clonooney, County Monaghan, Ireland
Unperfected · south of Magheraveely, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Aside from the road geekery and a few great photos, I also was rewarded with some driving adventures.

The remnants of Hurricane Helene blew through and generated quite a windstorm here this morning. There were several trees of this size down across the road. Fortunately, I was able to make it back to Dublin safely.

Behind the tree is a warning sign for a speed camera. Not particularly relevant today …

east of Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland
Dublin to Monaghan, Ireland, and back · 287 km / 178 mi
(Mouse over or tap on the markers to see the photos there.)

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