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... more replications of actual areas throughout the ship. The gift shop was fantastic however and had lots of unique Titanic themed gifts. Despite my underwhelming feelings it is still a must-visit destination in Belfast if you enjoy the history of this great ship.
After the Museum, it was time for the Crumlin Road Gaol Museum. This was similar to the Gaol we toured in Dublin, with a few exceptions. This Gaol closed in 1996, so there was obviously ...
... who was staying with them as he had recently broken his leg in a segway accident. A lesson here is if you're going to see how fast a segway can go with you and your girlfriend on it, first don't crash and two break the fall with your girlfriend, not the other way around. His girlfriend came out of the accident without a scratch. It was a quick visit as we had many more stops planned for the day. We said our hello's and goodbye's and within a half an ...
... were not disappointed - beautiful pictures of the sunset over the crashing waves. We wound our way back up the hill to "really get going" because it would be close to 11 pm before we got to our next place to sleep. We are far enough north that it isn't dark until well after 10 pm, but we wanted to get to Belfast before dark. We were blessed with a nice, bright rainbow that stretched over the road ahead of us. We tried to follow it for a bit to find the gold, but no luck so we continued ...
... historic Ballycastle Hotel (which also has a ghost named Lady Isabella). After our pucnic, Paul drove us through the town of Ballymena, where my paternal grandfather was born, as well as up to Mount Slemish. where St Patrick herded sheep back in the seventh century. Finished the day at Gail's house where we met her hubby and two sons and enjoyed some great craic. Although this sounds completely crazy, since I never knew my grandfather. Perhaps its because ...
... and some sights.
One of the local landmarks was a tall spire near the center of town. It was built in honor of the Millenium, but was finally finished in 2003 and cost 4 million Euros and 1 million per year just to keep it clean! Needless to say, the locals were not enthused. In my opinion, it is something of an eyesore and has become the victim of Irish wit. Several nicknames include The Stiletto in the ...