Rickwood House Hotel
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... gardener, Gabby, as guide. Unbelievably, I was the only
interested party! I spent a lovely hour with Gabby, who explained the history
of the gardens and passionately pointed out particular treasures in the plant
collection. The walled garden is edged by a woodland, with loch side views,
rich flora and fauna. I was accompanied for part by a herd of cattle!
I ventured to the most southerly ...
... from the sky! But no, it was just the foam blowing off the ocean. The first section was half along the coast and the other half in land. The coast was the part we were unsure of with the gale force winds. But in our favour the wind was blowing us into the cliffs rather than off, it was blowing that hard at some points James even had to hold my hand while we walked up sections! The wind would make you loose your footing, so you would walk one step forwards, blown to the right then ...
... lady was lovely she took us to our rooms. There were stairs to climb. We settled in and then she gave us the info we needed. I showered then settled in and then slept. I didn't unpack much so packing for tomorrow should be straightforward. Thank you Lord for bringing us safely to Belfast. Thank you for protecting us on the bus, ferry and taxi. Thank you for providing us with good weather. The shower to cool our bodies and the sun to warm it up. Lord ...
... lucky person seating at each table . .. and those local tattie of course! Dessert included some form of chocolate so I was happy. Speeches were short and to the point, punctuating courses and leaving the meal as the center of attention rather than the speeches being the main course.. very civilized. And yet despite the lack of a formal agenda and the absence of some of the common traditions we tend to expect ...
... and Kevin McMillen, Darren Latimer, Joanna, Claire, Mark, Johnny McMillen, Bart, Ivan. I can't seem to remember everyone, though I was only there for a very short while.
When I worked there - September - November 2001, with a few random shifts in 2002).
Names for the bar - The Steamer (until late 1990s); McMillen's (until around 2002/2003); The First Port (2003 - 2004); The Black Boat (as it is now known) ...