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... 8217;t mentioned it…I am travelling Ireland on what I call my Celtic Connections tour.
Basically I listened to Celtic Thunder, wrote down all the places they mentioned and am going to all of them. And a few others too.
But I was on my way to Carrickfergus – stop one on my Celtic Connections tour.
We went to the Castle and learnt about the history and the people. It ...
... an hour. That meant we had the extra time to drive north to Carrickfergus (2 hour drive) It also meant that Ches's pedometer, still set to Sydney time, would click over to a new day at 2.00pm. Explain? OK, Ches has been using a pedometer daily for the last 7 months to keep track of 10,000 steps per day. In Europe it has been 10,000 steps between 3.00 pm one day and the next. We (me being attached to her hip) have been averaging 12,000 steps per 24 ...
... and we both really enjoyed it!
Our next stop was the pump house and dock that housed the titanic when she was being fitted out. This was more a Luke attraction as we were at the original pump house and they went through all the mechanics of the situation as well as us being able to walk down where she would have stood. I was more interested in the human stories but Luke had a great time looking at all the equipment and reading about the engineering of the ...
... movie theater. “Gun violence has gone up here as well, despite how illegal gun ownership is.” He used the word “skyrocketed.” However, if we had shooting fatality numbers at the Irish level/percentage, it’d probably be seen as an astronomically low year for shooting deaths. It’s all relative.
Finally, after an amazingly enlightening day, I made it back to UCD, had a beer, watched some TV, and then went to bed. I saw some ...
... br> Arrived safely into Troon and was greeted by my Aunt and Uncle and was great to be back on dry land. We went to the local fish and chip shop, the Brassy Chippie and had a fish supper for dinner and sat by the sea and ate our dinner. Was very nice, then headed for home in Dreghorn about 10 minutes away.
Took the bags up stairs had a cuppa and I think I'll head to bed, has been a long day.
Night night everyone, see you tomorrow