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David Robbins: A constant struggle but the landscape is always a winner

Published 13/08/2011 | 05:00

It was raining, but we decided to go anyway. My wife said we should think of it as a "trek", a word her family uses to describe a walk on which you're going to get drenched so you might as well accept it and, well, move on.

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We walked down to Clifden Harbour, past the field where Circus Gerbola had entertained us a couple of summers before. (The hyper-flexible "Umbrella Girls" were the star turn, if I remember rightly.)

And then out along the flank of Clifden Bay, the road skirting the shore. The sea was to our left, and to our right, the land rose steeply.

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