Helmut, Nadine and her mum Ramona, Cathleen, Norbert, Ben (for the piano), Pfarrer Fritsch, Fred, Katja, Anne and Heiner, the lads and ladies in Schaumburg, the Herm family, Franzi, Marita and Reinhard, Aya, Janette, Martijn, Triona and Ella, Peter, nurse practitioner Linda, the lads at Henlow Bridge Lakes Campsite, Jimmi, Ron, Michael, The Young at Heart Club, the Bolger family, Ian, the Carroll family and James. I really hope I didn't miss anyone. Alright, my flatmates also tell me to thank them for opening the door.
For setting me up in the first place a big thanks again to Katie, Rob 'Gnats' Deady, Owen and the lads at Fernwegs in Dresden who will actually convince you not to buy things you don't need. Very rare, indeed.
For enriching this blog with their wit, insight and expertise, I also thank my two guest bloggers Rob Deady (again) and Karen Ray, both prime examples of UCC's finest.
For supporting me every step of the way, especially when it came to getting the word out, and also for checking on how my feet were doing, I thank from the bottom of my heart everybody at Fighting Blindness, Clodagh in particular. I'm so glad she didn't think I was a nut.
The biggest thank you of all is due to my mum for seeing me off despite her worries and my sister Rebecca, the strongest person on the planet. Without her unwavering support, this would not have been.
Now, completely unrelated, I was quite sad when the Audi pack embellishment I found on Day 5 broke in two a few weeks later. But look what I found today, literally only a few metres from the Welcome to Cork sign:
If you'll excuse me now, I am going to have a pint.