The Banks of the Faughan Motel
Travel Blogs from Derry
I had what I call a productive lazy day today.
A day where I got my book, I got my lunch and I went and sat down at the festival and did not much for a long time.
It was nice to relax for a while, because I am moving on tomorrow and who knows what that will hold!
Very short entry today, because I need to pack up my bag and we all know how long that is going to take!
Lisa xo ...
There has got to be a point somewhere in my future where my timing goes completely wrong, because the streak of good timing I am having over this leg of my journey is beginning to scare me.
First the music festival on the Isle of Skye, then the Sloans on Colonsay…and now Music City Festival in Derry.
I had no idea what it was, but my first thought was Harkin. One of the Celtic Thunder lads (Keith Harkin) was born in Derry, and although ...
I got there just in time to join in on a guided tour, which was really worth it! They not only told you the facts and history of it, but added in jokes and also the great legend that is the Giant of Finn MacCool. It was so good.
On our tour, there was a new employee along for the ride to learn what he had to do. The expressions he pulled when there was a lot of stuff to remember was priceless. ...
... about it). Remembered about 20 minutes in that just because I am ‘inside’ doesn’t mean the sun can’t get me.
We stopped for a moment to get lunch, or for those who forgot that eating was a necessary part of living, we took photos. You don’t need to think much to work out which one I was in.
We went along the coast, up through some typical fields (green, covered in fog) and into what I presume was a cloud.
... had Beef and Guinness pie, it was delicious. As the afternoon was moving on we decided to head for Londonderry and attempt to have an early night. Tomorrow we have a long day of travelling down the West Coast, and will need to be on the move early. Once we booked in we headed for a quick look around Derry as we won't have time tomorrow. I was amazed at how large it actually is. Time for a cuppa and off to ...