Travel Blogs from Carrickfergus
... following day. We won all 6 games we played, which were against all the possible teams we could play the next day. The 4-seed ended up forfeiting so we had an auto-bid to the championship game for the Plate. When we played in this game, we simply were outplayed by the other team, who we had beaten twice the previous day, and we lost in two. I had a lot of fun playing a lot of volleyball, though, I've missed playing ...
... Pete & Oliver came around for dinner. They really havent changed a bit from 15 years ago. So nice to catch up with them. I then went over to Caroline's and the kids were very excited to introduce every pet they have.....dog, cat, 2 ferrets and 2 gold fish.
Heading to England tomorrow.
Hope all is well with everyone.
... could not tell if they were judging us or our accents.
We then listened to war veterans from world war I and II. It offered some insight into that particular period of history. Their accents were very hard to understand because of the age difference.
Tim and his friend Patrick then treated us to some pints at the local pub, Dufferin Arms. We sat in a ...
... sigh that pointed me to the centre of Belfast. I got lost quite a few times, but after about two hours I reached the point where my map started and could then find my way to my hostel, which was rank. No atmosphere and dirty and my bed squeaked every time I moved an inch. I didn't really take a lot in on my walk as I was going through mainly industrial shipyards for most of the way, but when I got into the centre of Belfast I did see the Town Hall, which is a really ...
... that the cops are after you a lot of the time!
5. While it makes sense the bikers wear yellow safety vests, it doesn't make sense that none of them wear helmets.
6. There is no such thing as ''Brown'' bread that we could find. It is ''wheaten'' or some other variation.
7. If you ask for directions from someone they will gladly help you out, but they will inevitably give them to you two or three times. You can't say they are not thorough!
Sean and Mel