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Travel Blogs from Bangor
... punctuated by the raucous laughter of groups of Scots on a bender presumably to join in with the 12th July marches and starting their trip with copious amounts of beer. We drove to Bangor, and arrived at my cousin, Shirley's house in the afternoon. It was a beautiful day, so we made the most of it by going to Ballyhome Bay, where I and my sister, Kathryn, spent many a summer holiday as kids, playing in the sand and swimming off ...
We tried the most famous pub in Belfast (which Rosemary pointed out) but they were closing for meals... So we found the take away pizza place that she had also suggested and got a Hawaiian pizza (I actually felt like having pizza so it worked out well:) We took it back to our room and ate it while watching 2 Broke Girls - it was so yummy and I had a great time!
We went down to the lobby afterwards to 'phone home' to wish our mums a happy Mothers Day! It's so good to talk to them ...
... I even got to sit in the Lord Mayor's chair! Ah, Lord Mayor Loewen, I could get used to that.
We have now come to the end of our Ireland visit. The next morning we hopped back on the bus to the ferry dock, driving through the famous Harland and Wolff shipping yard. Back we go on the ferry, this time sailing to Scotland. Our ship sailing out of the same harbour as the Titanic did 100 years ago. I didn't see any icebergs...I think.
... to avenge their beliefs causing it to escalate into a religious war? However, they did and the media sensationalised every event inside of Prison and out to further fuel the battle.
To this day I am torn between feelings of empathy (for all concerned in this bloody battle) and hatred for those who have mercilessly killed innocent people – men, woman and children, in the name of ‘politics’. I experienced as a teenager living in London ...
... route ( some great pics Shirley)
Giant's causeway is a world heritage listed area (bucket list - tick) due to freak of nature geology. Unfortunately can not yet load pics (JB-help!!) but will do this when I work this out. Nik and I tramped down in rain only to be
passed by julz iv & kids on bus! Anyway, felt like we earned our guinness and dinner at a wee pub called the
nook. Luka advised it made the best fish bites ever! (I think he was hungry)