The Road Less Travelled

Day 6

There are few roads in the forest that are mainly used for Coillte to get their trucks in and out. This one is quite odd as it goes just about 50m but I presume it is there to allow  trucks to turn.

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I like to avoid the bigger tracks as much as possible as it is more interesting to be in the wilder parts of the forest but today I spent a bit longer than normal as one of the tracks is a bit of a short-cut and I was in a hurry.

Towards the end of the walk I get presented with a choice between two roads. One of these is a muddy track while other is a gravelled road used by Coillte to get trucks in. The good track leads to a public road and makes for a longer walk but I hate road walking so tend to avoid it.

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The other road leads down towards a ruined house and allows me to get back into my own fields without going near any public roads. This suits me as it allows me to let the dogs off the lead and let them have a good run without having to waste time catching them and getting them back on leads.

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So  in my case, the Road less Travelled is the one I travel most which is all a bit metaphorical. Who would want to walk along a boring gravel track when there is a muddy wild way to go instead?

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