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Our usual hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, beans and mushrooms and a pot of coffee and we were on our way again. We had got far enough yesterday to make it a short sightseeing day today. A couple of kms (miles?) down the road was the Giants Causeway. We spent nearly 2 hours wandering around on the hexagonal shaped stones and climbing to the top of them. This is the Irish legend of the giant Finn McCool. It was a fair walk to the stone (downhill on the way down ...
... stepped in and has leased the area for 10 years for a filming location for the series.
The highlight of the tour was definitely the Giant's Causeway. The formation of this site is left to interpretation and personal opinion. It was either created by God; created by volcanic eruptions; or created by the Giants. Your choice.
Walking up and over the thousands of hexagonal shaped rocks was awesome!!! I was thanking my lucky ...
... cider, Guinness, pies and stew were all consumed and gave us the energy for more walking around the city. We popped in and had a look at City Hall, which is a great building set on beautiful grounds...with a big screen set up on its front lawn televising Wimbledon. Day three was my favourite despite the weather. It was certainly not kind to us for the first two thirds of the excursion. We went along the Causeway Coast making a few stops along the way but eventually got to the ...
... to come.
Tucked away at the back of the 'Titanic Quarter' is a privately run tour business (which
the people at the big Titanic Visitor Centre either don't know much about or
deliberately avoid mentioning). This place enables you to walk around and then
down into the dry dock where Titanic sat as she was fitted out for her maiden
Still there are the huge ...
... own library branch doesn't have a local history to speak of, but our library system does have a genealogy center that houses similar materials. In fact, the Midwest Genealogy Center is nationally known as a resource for local history in the Kansas City area. If you have a packrat relative, consider asking them to make a donation to the genealogy collection. Remember, things that seem trivial now could be invaluable to later ...