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... the lighthouse.
It stands above a beach the stretches for miles to the north.
The main draw card to Dunskey Gardens and Maze is a charming
18th century walled garden that has been revitalised and replanted
in recent years. The gardens also has glasshouses, built in Victorian times. I
took myself on a quick walk around, but returned to the tearoom for the start of
the tour ...
... and got a pastry to eat. All the locals assumed we were going on the walk and told us how well marked the trail is which is reassuring but the winds were not. At 7am it is still dark until about 8:30am, we found a pub/bnb that was doing breakfast while we waited for the sun to come up, everyone coming in and out was fascinated by what we were planning to do. Finally it was time to set off we walked to the start already getting blown sideways to look up at what looked like ...
... 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 ...
... rowed ashore and joined us. He is a very intrepid chap, having built his own 22 foot open boat to an Uffa Fox design, and already sailed single handed round Ireland. He has a lug rig and goes well down wind but cannot beat. At night he lowers his mast and drapes a tarpaulin over it to form a tent, under which he sleeps. He has a primus stove but no electiric. My hat off to him!
... our table who turned out to be a photographer, who was heading to South Africa shortly.. to photograph action at the World Cup! Lucky guy. We got a good laugh when we found out he was a professional photographer.. after we had been bragging about how good a photographer our brother was..
Dinner itself included a superb seafood appetizer platter and a perfectly done beef tenderloin, each piece carved ...