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Travel Blogs from Downpatrick
After a late night organising tomorrows transport we got down to breakfast at 7:45 and met up with The Browns for the final time. We said our goodbyes as we left at 8:30 as we had decided to walk over to China town as it boasts the largest arch outside of Shanghai plus it was just around the corner from the Liverpool Cathedral. Our aim was to get back in time to catch the 10:05 bus to Liverpool John Lennon ...
... half an hour, which indeed it did, but it was an uncomfortable half hour for all. Icecreams soothed the situation further as we walked to the bridge.
The rope bridge crosses the 50 foot chasm, which in fact is the mouth of an ancient volcano which erupted over 60 million years ago, and swings 100 feet above the swirling sea, so it’s quite fun to cross. The little island with its steep sides had ...
... in carefully, and over the next
couple of hours the wind dropped to about a two, then for the last couple of
hours it all picked up again. Getting into Ardglass was easy, well lit passage
in. The wind was W then SW.
I observed the swell was not that big, about
.4meter, but because the period was about 8 to 10 seconds the effect on Kantara
was more significant. So rolling ground swell, with white horses and a bit
... over to meet me and we will be doing some traveling together. I cannot wait to share more about our adventure with you! It has been incredible. Thank you so very much to all those who helped make our adventure possible.
Oh, and even thought I missed the peace rock ceremony, I gave Dr. Campbell a rock that I received from the cutest 3 year old girl in Belfast to be placed in the peace garden.
... place that was also built in the 7th century! It was crazy to see these sites.
We then realized we were running super late and headed to Basil's house where we changed and tried to look nice while getting ready in only just 5 minutes. I think we looked alright.
Then it was time to head to Hillsboro Castle where we would attend an End the Hate dinner where Basil was an important guest. The castle is very private, even citizens can't get ...