Travel Blogs from Newry
... fine print.
They don’t run on Mondays.
But I wasn’t going to waste a day.
So I went to the info shop and asked what there was actually to do here.
And there was a walk.
So I filled up my drink bottle and went a-walking.
And they were not bloody kidding when they said the first part was steep!!!
I stopped 3 times on the way up and then (it was too hot) I had a kip in a little hut.
Never again am I starting ...
... is "grand." "I'm grand," "you're grand," "it is/was grand," or just "grand" in response (similar to our "okay"). Somehow, I don't think it's so grand that I sit and watch Jackie work and Ann clean, but again if they don't tell me what to do - I haven't a clue. I freaking had to ask how to make my own tea. Everything here is totally different and Jackie certainly has a system. She is definitely ...
... of course, tea. We couldn't believe it and we could only nibble.
The siblings chattered away amiably with each other and us for almost 3 hours! Their accents were sometimes very hard to understand....almost a "foreign" language? We were home by about 11:30....exhausted! It was a wonderful visit. Kathleen told us that the sandwiches, etc. are most definitely Irish hospitality. You wouldn't ever let someone go home without offering tea and something to eat.
... and then boarded the beautiful sailboat. It was cold, but amazing. There were so many sites to see. We even saw a Hereon and a Seal. It was us 7, Tim and 4 Venzuela people plus the captian, a 71 year old man named Eddie. He was so kind hearted and funny. He even had family that lived in Pittsburgh!
We drank some Irish beers and enjoyed the ride.
We then ate in Strangford in a restuarnt called The Cuan. I tried a lot of seafood which was all ...
... beautiful herons nesting in the grassy banks of the now defunct canal, and of course the usual compliment of very content looking livestock in the surrounding pastures. About 5 miles short of Portadown we decided to turn tail. Needless to say, the tailwind on the return trip was welcome relief from the buffeting wind. Arrived back home for a quick clean up and then walked into town for a well-deserved meal and ...