Ostan Loch Altan
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The Thursday before Easter Margot and I traveled with our friends Ian and Isabel Orr to take the ferry to Ireland and spend a week in their cottage overlooking Killyhoey strand near Dunfanaghy. We were joined by Davy and Mary Hill, two other friends from our days at Queens University Belfast.
Apart from heavy ...
... supply is frozen.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is milder so, hopefully, this will be only a temporary blip. We won't fancy going away with the water status unresolved.
My mobility has improved tremendously and I am able to walk normally with no limp. So this means that we can face into the trip with anticipation ...
... names I had heard over the years. We visited Bogside, the largely Catholic side of Londonderry. Amazing murals on the walls of the houses. The memorial to the hunger strikers who died in prison (more familiar names) in 1981. Another memorial, to Bloody Sunday, Jan 1972.
Then we went to the excellent museum that gave us the history from Roman times - Romans, Vikings and Normans all came to Derry. All the way to ...
Let the adventure begin. We started the day with a lovely breakfast and then headed to our first activity. We went hiking. We were led by one of the locals and his dog. It was nice to experience nature and go for a nice peaceful walk. He walked for about two hours and then stopped and had lunch. After this, a bus took us to the beach. We had an hour to hang out on the beach. It was so peaceful and pretty. After this we went on ...
... moments of the Troubles as well as influential figures that inspired the movement, like Martin Luther King Jr. At the center of the area is a grassy knoll at the end of which is a large white wall, painted with "Now Entering Free Derry" a common slogan of the struggle between the Unionist and Nationalist side. A recent, very recent addition are four boys, holding hands beside "End Genocide in Gaza" and a missile with Israel on its belly, likely meant ...