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Had a good night sleep and an Ulster Fry for breakfast.
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Battled the crawling motorway - Northern Ireland only has 2 motorways - to get to the Titanic Quarter of the city. We passed " the Belfast Balls."
Like so many cities with a harbour, Belfast is undergoing a revolution, turning docks etc into pedestrian precincts, museums and film studios.
We went to Titanic Belfast. Opened in March 2012, costing 77 million pounds, the building itself rivals the Guggenheim in ...
... that we had never seen before. Driving through the town of Bushmills on our way to Dunluce castle, our driver explained that the kids here give him the finger when they see the green bus, as they know he is from the south of Ireland, and likely Catholic. Sure enough, a little guy around age 10 flipped us the bird as we drove by. I find it sad to know that prejudice is learned at such a young age here. Our next stop was Belfast. As we approached the city, our driver ...
... fissures, leaving behind geometric vertical columns of stone that are remarkably regular and straight. They appear too well organized and precise to possibly be natural -- more like a scene from Minecraft than a real place. It is amazing, but we were there and can vouch first-hand that it is completely real!
... have alleviated that! And once over the other side, free to explore the small grassy mound. It wasn't too exciting. Lots of seagulls flying around (nests on a neighbouring rock) and nice views over to both Rathlin Island and Scotland! The weather still holding out nicely, we wandered back over to the mainland and a slightly different route back to the car park. It took an hour to walk the round trip. No need for lunch - still full from the huge breakfast! So ...
... for lunch at the bar from last night. As we were in Ireland I was obliged to order a Guinness!
After lunch we waited outside the hotel until our bus came along to pick us up and off we went again to Bushmill's distillery. This time we decided to do the whisky tour in Irelands first ever officially Crown granted distillery. To be honest, it wasn't the most exciting alcohol tour we have been on (Heineken in Amsterdam is still the best), but it was ok ...