Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Seán Óg is put into retirement.

I had my last ride on Seán Óg this morning! Then it was time to put himself and Penelope into storage til next year.
As I put them away I did get a little emotional. I know I'm not looking forward to returning to rain drenched Raharney. But I was really getting sad about putting Seán Óg away. I feel as if he was my companion on my little journeys around Mahmutlar.
Cop on Noeleen. Its a feckin' bike, for God's sake.
But then I remebered the scene from Castaway. Tom Hank's faithful companion Wilson/football, gets swept away in the ocean and all you can see is it bobbing up and down, and Tom Hanks shouting after it/him. I cried at that scene as you really felt that he was losing a friend.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm not THAT attached to Seán Óg! But he does kinda epitomise this holiday.