Annalong Caravan Park
Travel Blogs from Newry
... swimming and such (Ro, Jiya, Katie. Save up).
Then I saw a piece of rubbish.
Why someone would ditch rubbish in such a beautiful place I will never know, but I picked it up. And so started my picking up rubbish journey.
My arms were full by the time I got back along the harbour side. Sad eh?
I dropped it all into the bin and then found a nice (very central) beach to sit at, but I went to a thrift shop first and got a book (by my fave ...
... roads to what are called dual carriage roads or 4 lane. The rest of the way to Londonderry. To enter the city center cross the Peace bridge and go through the wall gate and you are there. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the narrow roads. Austins Department store may be the oldest independent store in operation at 180 years.
Had a brunch at a local and using wifi found a hotel to spend the night. Drove back across the Peace bridge turned in the direction ...
... land is no longer owned by the family.
The grandparents and parents of myself and all of these cousins, Michael McManus and Bridget McAnulty McManus raised their family on this site. It was a wonderful feeling to walk along this country road with cousins.
This evening we spent a quiet evening at Kathleen's watching their favorite evening soaps on television. It was very restful. We needed that.
... we boarded a large coach style bus with the others of Northern Ireland. We then drove to the Saul Church which was the first church in Irealnd where St. Patrick preached. It was so simple and so beautiful. Tim did an amazing job of explaining it. It was made of all stone and was very romanesque. There were numerous monks buried along the outside.
After this we went and visited the burial site of St. Patrick. There was a huuuuuuge rock that he was buried ...
... made the flight very comfortable.
Natasha picked me up at the airport and after dropping my stuff off at the house we went to the pub where a bite to eat andafew drinks turned into a very late session.
**More pics to follow**