Holiday Inn Express Antrim M2, JCT.1
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We had talked about going to Northern Ireland for the Ulster GP earlier in the week but had made no bookings. Greg however had done a bit more research and we decided to catch a ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast at 3:30pm on Friday 7th. As it was already 10am and we had about 80km to ride to the ferry, we packed our gear and loaded up the bike. We left the house about noon.
We arrived at our hotel near ...
... tasteful visitor center we were off on our 3km hike along the bluffs and down to the prime attraction the collection of hexagon shaped columns. Walking up on the bluffs we were greeted with partly sunny skies and 60 mile per hour gusts! Listening to our audio guides we believed them when Jimmy said we have arrived at the windiest point of Ireland! On more than a few times we were literally blown off our feet. The sunlight made the cliffs and basalt columns a feast for the eyes and ...
... British. This created a divide in the city, and so there is a Peace Wall that divides the two areas. There are two gates to cross over that open in the morning and close at night to avoid any troubles. The city center is a neutral and shared zone, but even schools are segregated and usually kids don't have any friends of the other religion unless they attend university together! I really suggest you to look into this history, it's so interesting and was ...
... hoping to find some Ulster gifts but no such luck, we did a quick walk through of the museum. It was a great place to get a general overview of the conflict that has been ongoing in Ireland for a long time. It's a strange experience to see pictures of all the violence, as again we are fairly lucky in Canada to not really have these types of tensions.
After the Ulster Museum, Kara and I headed off to the Victoria Square Shopping Center which has ...
Thursday 8th of August 2013 - Edinburgh to Glasgow, Scotland One of my favourite things about this tour is the drives are not long, there are none of these 12 hour days unlike Norway. We left Edinburgh in the morning and arrived in Glasgow around midday. My first opinion of Glasgow is 'small town'. Which is rather amusing because it is Scotland's largest city, it really did not feel anywhere near as big as Edinburgh did. As we arrived too early to check in, why not check out ...