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Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
When I thought of Ireland (before I came here) I thought it was grey skies every. Single. Day.
BOY was I wrong.
Today is the 5th day I have had nothing but blue skies. Am I the only one going mad at the thought of this?
We didn’t wake til midday today because of an intake of a drink last night (let’s not go any further into ...
... the murals, and (as he had been doing all day!) Gareth gave me a wonderful history and knowledgeable talk about them.
He is like a walking Wikipedia!
We then went home via Marks and Spencer (first time in there since Aberdeen) and got pizza and decided Frozen followed by football was the order of the night! And who knew a 25 and a 27 year old guy knew the words to Frozen!
Lisa xo ...
... the lighthouse.
It stands above a beach the stretches for miles to the north.
The main draw card to Dunskey Gardens and Maze is a charming
18th century walled garden that has been revitalised and replanted
in recent years. The gardens also has glasshouses, built in Victorian times. I
took myself on a quick walk around, but returned to the tearoom for the start of
the tour ...
... and got a pastry to eat. All the locals assumed we were going on the walk and told us how well marked the trail is which is reassuring but the winds were not. At 7am it is still dark until about 8:30am, we found a pub/bnb that was doing breakfast while we waited for the sun to come up, everyone coming in and out was fascinated by what we were planning to do. Finally it was time to set off we walked to the start already getting blown sideways to look up at what looked like ...
... itself. He then cycled one-legged in the midday heat for 30 miles, pushing his bike up some massive hills, after failing to hitch a lift to the next town. After a massive meal we went for a swim. James dived in a little too deep and hit his hand off a sea urchin! Cue a painful hospital visit where they removed the tiny black bits with tweezers from his fingertips.
Early the next day we hoped to catch a catamaran to Split from Korčula, ...