The Waterfront Hotel
Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
... br> “You’re still paler” is the response I got. Not true. I was not that pale.
But I was whiter than the sand.
I sunbaked with Lydia (in tights, boots, a dress and glasses) for a while.
But uhhh…me forgots sunscreen.
Only a wee bit of my arms, but I cried…I want to be pale not pink!
... beautiful, but basically the only thing to do there.
We drove back via, and stopped at Belfast Castle. Didn’t actually know it existed until we went there!
We didn’t really do much inside, but in the gardens we went on a hunt for 9 cats that were hidden in the garden. Some were welded in the benches, others were topiary. It was like being 5 again.
We went ...
Thursday (2nd) day before walk day. We packed all our belongings up ready for our prep walk to the train station near our accommodation. We realised that our bags are quite heavy but I'm sure we will manage. The bad news was that we got into leeds at 1pm ish and our bus didn't leave until 9:30! So we wasted as much time eating lunch so we didn't have to lug our packs around everywhere, tho we ended up wandering a fair bit out of boredom and getting the last minute essentials for ...
... tight with the main sheet traveller up to windward and making upto 6 knots in a Force 5. Then the wind came up and we reefed the main half in...for a while I measured over 30 mph (average) with my hand held ananometer but we were still comfortable and making over 5 knots.
We identified a quiet little spot to anchor - a small cove on the South of Copeland Island, which is just off Donaghadee.
... Dunskey Gardens and its tempting tea house ,while Judy and Lisa opted for the coastal views.
Back in town we had some time to putze around the litte shops. We met up with my aunt Mardy and family, who were leaving shortly, so we had a light lunch in the tea room with them before saying our goodbyes. Very nice.
Later I headed the other way for a walk.. south, towards Dunskey Castle which dates back to the 1500's and, ...