Travel Blogs from Portrush
The day started with the usual breakfast at the B&B. Then we headed out for the city walls and the walking tour recommended by the B&B operator. It was pouring rain and not the kind of day when one feels inspired to do a walking tour. However, by the time the tour actually began, the rain had finished and the blue sky showed up - the rain did not start again until about 5 minutes before the end of the tour. It was an ...
... a great meal and looking forward to a walking tour of Derry tomorrow. We are staying close to Bogside where many of the "troubles" occurred back in the 70's. Then we are on to the Antrim coast and the Giant's Causeway. Being here is a bit of a bonus as it was not on "MY" agenda - but we are ahead of schedule so have time to do some looking around in what seems to be an interesting city.
... of a busload of tour folk with a waiter who simply wasn't into his job - quite funny. So did the 2 km walk out to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - short wee bridge but fabulous walk there and back - would have been closed if it had rained, so again, so lucky!
Whitepark Inn was next B and B - upmarket and full of Indian and Thai souvenirs. Bob the Innkeeper quite the strongly opinionated bloke and therefore hilarious. Greeted us with greasy hands ...
... We drove downtown and parked. We ate lunch at Monicos Bar. We walked to town center and saw the beautiful buildings there. We visited a small Irish store and then went to the visitors center to get information. After Belfast we headed north to County Antrim to see the Causeway and rope bridge. Somehow we ended up going to wrong way (most likely due to the car stalling around the roundabouts and the pouring rain). We ended up on some country road ...
... her 25th birthday I think.
The next day, we were in Bellfast city. We saw the Bellfast wall, dividing the Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, which is crazy to think still needs to be standing. The houses near the wall actually have metal cages covering the back sides of them. Many of the buildings in this area have big murals painted on them, supporting heros ...
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