As I mentioned before, I was off to Ireland to try my luck on a whisteling Sika stag. Another great swap hunt made possible through the generousity of a member (Glendine) from this forum. So, first of all: Thanks again my friend!
I flew into Dublin, was picked up at the airport and off we were to his home and off again to pick up another friend of us, Derek, coming to join us from Wales by the ferry. Because of the rainy (I mean RAINY) afternoon and the Wicklow mountains hidden in the clouds, we decided not to be out stalking that afternoon.
We visited the huge Phoenix park with loads of fallow deer in it and the great and very interesting National museum of Ireland.
So I got my cultural education done quick and was well prepared for the next days....
A short stop by the local pub and a lovely homemade dinner later (thanks to your lovely wife!) plus some tales, stories and lies later it was time for bed to be ready for the next early morning.
We left at 5:30 and drove for a bit less than an hour up to the Wicklow mountains where we were already expected by a friend of Glendine, Steve, who offered his support and help to join us on the stalk.
Gear out, backpack ready, guns ready and the stalk began. It was a bit misty, windy but bloody warm....
I dont want to get you bored, and because of getting ready for my next trip to Finnland, I should shorten this write up:
We saw a lot of Sika, heard some whisteling and stalked a very fascinating, scenery and countryside!
Glendine and Steve were experienced stalkers and very keen to bring us on the whisteling ghosts of the forests, and it worked out:
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We had a funtastic time, perfect hosts, the best company you may think of and good fun on the stalks. It was another swap hunt to remember and I cant wait to welcome Glendine and Derek here in Germany in a few weeks for joining us on some driven hunts!