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Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
I'm writing this weeks blog on the StenaLine high speed ferry between Scotland (Cairnryan) and northern Ireland (Belfast). We're leaving Scotland after a fabulous month, assisted by amazing weather and Liz's great cooking and hospitality!
This week Ron has had another feast of golf, playing three rounds with his friend Jim Milne (Royal Aberdeen, Deeside and Ballater) and to wrap ...
... 5km west of Ballycastle, where we could see views across to Scotland and the Mull of Kintyre as well as a small island called Carrickarede Island which is connected to the mainland by a small rope bridge. We continued along the very scenic Antrim Coast, with the road sometimes right along the water's edge until we reached our accommodation for the night at the Ballygally Castle ...
... well placed to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. There is
also a 17acre Moorland Walk, an interesting combination of cultivation versus
wild. Bluebells grow in and between broom, blackberry and bracken. Birdlife
include a number of lyre bird pairs, their unique calls echoing throughout the
meal was Thai Chicken at the Crown Hotel in Portpatrick. Filling but not sure
about the Thai influence!
... the rain horizontal so none was coming in. We cooked up a hot soup for a late lunch as we debated if it was worth staying. The rain paused for a while and James went for a wander outside to find the window! After many attempts we managed to wedge the window back in and instantly there was warmth inside! We decided to stay the night as the wind was still horrible and all there was to camp in was the pine plantation. We hung up all our soaking jackets and pants hoping they might ...
... t run for 20 years!! I tried with my wing man Niall (his crazy idea) to ask some locals in my basic French if they knew anyone with a boat who we could pay to take us across to the mainland! Needless to say we didn't have a chance! Big backtrack later we were back on track going in the right direction with spirits still high.
Arriving into rainy Rosslare in Ireland from Brittany we were met by an outstanding tail wind and stormed to 120 miles, ...