Downings Bay Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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First we drove to Carrick-a-Rede, (the rock in the road) where a rope bridge was installed by fishermen 250 years ago, 30 metres above the sea, onto Carrick Island so they could launch their boats and catch the salmon below. The bridge sways in the wind (closed on really windy days) and yet we crossed it. The bulk of the island, however, was closed for winter regeneration. They get up to 400 tourists a day, half the number at Windsor castle the same time of ...
... history of this area and how there are two sides to the story. Lots of "aha" moments.
We walked the wall in Derry (I refuse to call it Londonderry). It is a huge wall that is still intact after hundreds of years of use. It has survived more than one siege and of course "The ...
We woke up early and headed to the beach again to do some rock climbing. It was my first time doing "real" rock climbing, by that I mean not at a mall. It was really fun and very terrifying. I fell one time, but it's okay because I didn't get hurt. It was really fun. After this, we went back to the house and had lunch. After this we packed up and headed back to Dublin. Another long drive ahead. Overall, it was a really good and relaxing weekend. Exactly what I needed. ...
... efforts. Which reminds me! We made great friends in Vero and Maria, two German tourists from Berlin. Because I am conversational (enough) in German, I was very excited to talk with them. They said my German was perfect. Thanks, Frau Weirich, high school German teacher!
After the Rope Bridge, we headed to the main attraction: the Causeway. The pictures are wonderful but hardly do the sight justice. It was humbling and remarkable to be ...
... with that land divided (somewhat at random, since surveying was imprecise; the native unit of measurement referred to that land needed to support two families, so in actual area varied hugely depending on the quality of the land) between 12 guilds. East of the sun, Julia ...