Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
When I thought of Ireland (before I came here) I thought it was grey skies every. Single. Day.
BOY was I wrong.
Today is the 5th day I have had nothing but blue skies. Am I the only one going mad at the thought of this?
We didn’t wake til midday today because of an intake of a drink last night (let’s not go any further into ...
... beautiful, but basically the only thing to do there.
We drove back via, and stopped at Belfast Castle. Didn’t actually know it existed until we went there!
We didn’t really do much inside, but in the gardens we went on a hunt for 9 cats that were hidden in the garden. Some were welded in the benches, others were topiary. It was like being 5 again.
We went ...
... in crevices and luckily only lay one egg at a time.
The video feed from these cameras is beamed live into the Nature Reserve
Visitor Centre and there are friendly volunteers to explain the different types
of birds. After the chilly fresh air, I lunched in the ‘Callie Craig Coffee
House’, which is perched right on the cliff and has an environmentally friendly
... boggy and puddles became mini lakes, so James had his turn a little tumble and my feet went for a swim! As it gets dark around 3:30 and we were exhausted, sore and extremely tired from an hours sleep and walking 20k, we set camp up in a part of a forest. In bed by 6 after a quick dinner! Saturday (4th) after a big sleep in to make up for the lack of sleep on the bus we reluctantly got up and made our way into castle Kennedy to get some water and keep moving on. Today wasn't a ...
... flat Italian farmland and along the Mediterranean Coast. I found this solo leg of my journey pretty boring in foreign lands where communication with locals was limited. I was excited to hit France though, resurrect my GCSE French and practise my audio guide "Learn Conversational French" skills. I loved my daily coffee and croissant amandes, and just the Frenchness of France which is such a cycle friendly country. One evening I stumbled across the mightly ...