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... photos past the starting point, the steps, which were very, very steep. Once on the other side we thought that it would be easy, however we still had to traverse some rocks before getting to the top of the opposite hill, which had some amazing views. And of course they don't believe in having any railing on the cliffs edge, so I took great care where I stood to take the pictures. Our next stop was the UNESCO World Heritage Giant's Causeway site, an area of about 40,000 ...
... Ireland's history as this is the place where King William III first set foot in Ireland 14th June 1690, prior to the Battle of the Boyne.. The Coast road reminded us of the Thames to Coromandel road, narrow and windy but sooo picturesque, stunning scenery, a very populated area. The day was beautiful sun, a bit windy at times but that was refreshing. Glenarms where the orange parade was in progress (30th August is the last day of parades, we saw several ...
... station where the lonesome engine drivers pine' ('Cyprus Avenue')
'And walks up Cherry Valley from North Road Bridge, railway line
On sunny summer afternoons
Picking apples from the side of the tracks
That spilled over from the gardens of the houses on Cyprus Avenue' ('On Hyndford Street')
6 Streets of East Belfast
'Oh, the smell of the bakery from across the street
Got in my nose
As we carried our ladders ...
Day 6-7: Belfast, Ireland
After leaving Glasgow, we ended up at a pier to get on a "ferry" that would take us across the Irish Sea. Of course when I heard the word ferry I thought: outdoors, freezing, squished up against every one, luggage everywhere, seasick. Once again I was incredibly surprised. This"ferry" was a full on cruise ship. Four floors, food court, movie theatre, game rooms and -thank God- on ...
... which were fiercely Catholic on one side and staunchly Protestant on the other. This recent period of unrest in Irish history is rather limpishly nicknamed 'the Troubles', and one of the museums we'd been to the afternoon before had a decent exhibition dedicated to it's memory. In due course we were hurried into a maxi cab and sent on our way into the heart of the troubled areas. Our driver Frank had a weather beaten face, deeply grooved and wrinkled, and I guessed ...