Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus
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Winter had arrived in Carrick and so had the CCAR adventure race series! It was a crisp, bright morning as the sixty teams gathered on the start line just inside the archways of the iconic Carrickfergus castle. Looking around I could see a plethora of woolly hats and buffs amidst the rising puffs of breath in the cold air. I slipped on my ski gloves and we were off! A brisk 500m jog later and we were given our maps for the run and ...
... the early 1850's. This wasn't really a visit with any expectations of discovering any family links, just one to walk the streets they had walked all those years ago.
Interestingly (probably to me alone), the town centre had walls built around it across the road from the castle. At the south-eastern end, outside the walls was the Irish quarter and at the north western end, also outside the walls was the Scotch quarter. The English didn't want ...
... coast with plenty of cool dips in the sea.
As I bade farewell to my cycling companion James at our grassy hilltop wild camping spot in Slovenia, I knew I had some big miles ahead of me in order to catch up on lost time and make my date with Niall. Venice (bridge and steps galore; not designed for cycle tourers!), Nice (where I met friends Alec and Megan for coffee and croissants) and Monaco (country number 50 for me!) were quick stops ...
... year as they cause a certain amount of ‘stress’ for him, he said so he liked to ‘get away’ from it all for some peace and quiet. When I enquired if his wife would holiday without him for a break upon his return he looked at me like I was a lunatic or like I had asked the most wacky question ever ! The very clear response from him was “no! Of course not! She had the children to take care of”, Typically European that confirmed my resolve ...
... 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.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClarion Hotel Carrickfergus
The facility is in need of repair, the staff is overworked bit the food is very good.
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