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Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
... said to look out for. But we did see an old brick folly called Doulie tower and built for Lord Adam Gordon 200 years ago.
On a non golfing day, Liz, Ron and I drove out to the Trump golf course for lunch.... What an anti-climax that was, the clubhouse was an unimposing little fibro shed, and at £200 for a round of golf, there were only a handful of golfers on the course...I ...
... 5km west of Ballycastle, where we could see views across to Scotland and the Mull of Kintyre as well as a small island called Carrickarede Island which is connected to the mainland by a small rope bridge. We continued along the very scenic Antrim Coast, with the road sometimes right along the water's edge until we reached our accommodation for the night at the Ballygally Castle ...
quite disappointingly, with rain. Quite miserable in fact. A change of plans
I drove from
Portpatrick, north into the town of Stranraer, a terminal for ferries to
Belfast. The Stranraer Museum is housed in the historic Old Town Hall, built in
1776. A small but fascinating display of the shire’s past, including one of Scotland’s
oldest ploughs, a look at Stranraer’s Polar explorers, ...
... which was lucky as we had slept in it meant less daylight for walking, we made excellent time. We walked through pines, farms, roads and over rivers. The weather was kind to us, providing some sunshine at times and light winds compared to yesterday. The ground was becoming quite boggy but wasn't too bad. We camped in a small patch of pines just next to a river off the road. Was a really nice night so we sat outside as long as we could cooking up a feast and drinking hot drinks ...
... the impressive 1.5 mile long and 343 metre high bridge opened in Southern France in 2004. Sleeping under a bridge isn't usually seen as desirable, but this wasn't just any bridge! My wild camping spot on a bed of straw looking up at this almighty engineering feat was certainly memorable.
With a huff and a puff and tired legs I made it to Bordeaux to meet Niall after cycling 1000 miles in 10 solo days! I'd also been hosted by friends of a ...