The Potters Rest
Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
... but Lyd and I decided to go to the beach.
We went there and it was so packed! I suppose people in Ireland only see sun a couple times a year…
And they were PALE!!
Like reflective white kind of pale.
I said to Lyd “I fit in, there are other pale ...
... 8217;t mentioned it…I am travelling Ireland on what I call my Celtic Connections tour.
Basically I listened to Celtic Thunder, wrote down all the places they mentioned and am going to all of them. And a few others too.
But I was on my way to Carrickfergus – stop one on my Celtic Connections tour.
We went to the Castle and learnt about the history and the people. It ...
... boulder which marks the spot where Robert the Bruce defeated
the English in 1307.This is also known for its Dark Sky, that is a place where the night sky is extremely clear and so you can see numerous stars. The car park has information boards to help identify what you are seeing.
I continued onto Portpatrick, a seaside village on the
Rhinns of Galloway. It will be my base for the next 3 nights while I explore
the gardens of Galloway.
... After the decent we joined onto a forestry road went through the forest and passing harvesters. We then ventured through farm land for the last part of the day, which was even boggier than previous days! We trudged our way through and the reoccurring theme of twisted ankles and jarred knees was happening. Finally the town of Bargrennan was insight a good 2km straight through the middle of paddocks. We both were feeling sore and sorry (me a little more, James has a bit more go than ...
... sea was tossed up and helm got soaked, and water came though the hatch into the cabin (so the floor got washed!). But she's a sturdy vessel, and all you have to do is hang on, hang in and DON'T PANIC.
The Strangford Bar is well known, but goodness only knows what it is like in bad weather!
After that we had 5 hours of great sailing North. We were close hauled with half the foresail out and most of the main, ...