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Travel Blogs from Bangor
The 12th was pretty quiet for us, with a trip to the local movie theatre in the afternoon. It was Terri's 14th brithday, so there was a big gathering of family and friends at Shirley and Aaron's house in the evening. It was great to catch up with Colin, my "fave cousin", and his partner, Kathy, and to get to know some of Shirley and Aaron's friends and relatives. Needless to say, lots of drinks were drunk, and we hit the sack at 1.30 - ...
... in New Zealand - but they are so far away that that doesn't count!! I objected and everyone laughed!
He took so long that we left him and the joined the line for entrance to the library and the book of Kells - a half hour queue. Very interesting.
On then to Bangor to check in to our B&B, then to Donaghadee to have a meal with Linz's ...
... most people want peace now and are embarrassed when one of the extremists take action against others.
I guess the main reason it upset me so much is because when you think of the troubles that happened there it seems like it was so long ago, when in actuality it still happens in certain ways. Like the occasional petrol bomb, or the fact that you can't wear certain colours since it represents one side or another. Based on the way you talk or the way you act you are labeled ...
... was very tasty! :)
The Red Arrows were doing a fly-past in each of the 4 capital cities of the UK to mark the start of the Olympic Games, so Mummy & I got the bus into town and met up with Daddy & Auntie Karen in the grounds of City Hall.
It was my first time seeing the Red Arrows & Mummy was afraid the noise might scare me a bit ...
Boat won't be ready till mid October.
Speak soon safe journey x
Text Message from Viv, 15:46 Monday 14th:
We are in Bangor. Great sail over - two hour beam reach. You would have loved it. Enjoy the time with Marian. See you next week ...