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... 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 ...
... of the Troubles. I've included a snapshot.
The Troubles refers to a time between the 60's and the 90's in Northern Ireland marked by occasional (and brutal) violence between factions identifying as Protestant or Catholic (note the Carrickfergus entry). The picture shows how serious the division was.
... out about half a mile. Eventually a 10 minute boost from the engine got us round and set fair for Carrickfergus.
It was a great relief to get into the marina and have a shower.
Viv and Sean are talking to an engineer about an engine transplant. Kantara will stay until she is sea worthy, when we will return and sail her home.
DON'T hold your breath...but DO watch this space!
... coffee & fag breakfast of the day & the attendant came over chatting to me. In the course of the chat he told me to be carefull on the run up to the border as the stretch of road had 25 traffic cops on duty EVERY NIGHT....& the boys who had just left were the first guys I would have hit if I had been half an hour earlier...or 10 minutes later...just as well as the motorway was dead quiet at that time & after what seemed like four feckin lifetimes of ...
These murals were pretty intense to see. We also saw a huge metal gate that could be opened and closed to keep the Protestant neighborhoods away from the Catholic neighborhoods. These were just used years ago. I couldn't imagine such a world.
We then parked and went to Victoria Square. Victoria Square is a newly renovated area of Belfast that ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed