Caiseal Mara Hotel
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... named Tartine at Distillers Arms. We had Irish oysters Rockefeller, Irish smoked salmon on Swiss chard and beet roots, salt and pepper squid with Napa cabbage, and Jameson, neat for Matt, on the rocks for Sam. The foodies that we are have not had the same meal twice and have been very surprised by how good the food is each time. Everything is just so fresh. After dinner, we headed to the Bushmills Inn for an Irish nightcap of Guiness and ...
... once again very pretty with rolling pastures accentuating the bright blue sea. On the way we came across the ruins of Greencastle Fort which is a large structure now being taken over by ivy. There are a lot of watch towers dotted right around the Irish coast as the fear of invasion by Napolean was of real concern. The watch towers are usually a single tower set right on the coastal edge and are now in varying stages of decay, although some of them were concreted and ...
... flying, armoured landrovers, and you could feel it was still just there under the surface.
The statues and memorials all bare testament to the fact the remember the struggle as a fight for freedom. Now the guys stood in the pub doorways seemed to be of a similar age to myself, so I thought it prudent not to stop for a pint and mention I lived up the road for a bit.
Rode on up to Belfast, where ...
... Carrickfergus Castle which was home to William of Orange and still had the original holes in the protruding outer windowsills that would have delivered boiling hot lead onto any potential intruders below. It was nice to have a chilled out day today where everything was organised for us, and a nice proper hotel to return to that evening. As much as I had an absolute blast on TopDeck it's made me appreciate little creature comforts and days where there's no huge rush to be anywhere or ...
... a main course for evening meal he was stuffed and refused to eat anymore - victory !!
Pudding was a no no - but we were not defeated - we asked them to put them in a carry out. !!
A short walk followed to walk off the food along the seas edge walking around the rock pools , Helen found a dead seal !!
Back to the house and it's huge - 4 bedrooms and enough beds for 7 !!!
As I type Donna , Helen and Matthew are playing hide and seek !!!
Pudding and bed ...