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... to rain (again!) so just a quick stop.
Another challenge finding our way to our home for the night. So, an early dinner and early night.
Busy time tomorrow as we head to Belfast.
... have been an important factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood. Quite impressive to see and lucky as we were the last one's to get in for the day. We have a lovely dinner at the Bushmills Inn and old coach house now converted into a restaurant and guest rooms. More upmarket than expected, and both our meals were delicious. Great way to end the ...
... Ghia or a safe anchorage on Kintyre became options. We proceeded to motor sail making about 5 knots close hauled while keeping the engine revs down. Had the sea state shown more than slight to moderate we might have diverted to the nearest distillery to drown our sorrows in a tot or two.
================= - midnight - anchored
As we proceeded in a general southerly direction the engine was making it clear that she wasn't happy. ...
... are large portions of the structure still in place. The Castle was built during the Middle Ages and survived several sieges. It was expanded in the 16th century and in 1639 during stormy weather half of the kitchen fell into the sea and took the servants with it. The Mistress of the house at the time packed up the household and moved inland. That’s when the castle started it’s decline. It’s very interesting that the building was so well built that most of it survives ...
... and fife bands and the bagpipe bands. The videos don't do the music justice.
We finished a fun day with a trip to the Crosskeys Pub. Everyone said I should visit a real authentic pub. Well I found it. Crosskeys was built in 1742 and still has a thatch roof and reeks of irish tradition. There could be no better setting for the best tasting Guiness I ever had.
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