Walking Around Ireland
In 2019, Derek walked more than 3,000km around Ireland. Starting in Dublin, he walked south into the Wicklow mountains and then onward toward Cork City before turning north into Kerry, Clare and Galway. After reaching Donegal in the north, Derek walked the Antrim coastline in Northern Ireland before returning to his Dublin five months after leaving his hometown. As part of this journey, Derek mostly slept in farms, mountains and national parks with his tent. It was also the most enjoyable adventure and one that convinced him to stay in Ireland indefinitely.