Travel Blogs from Downpatrick
Took the bus from Dublin to Belfast today, passed a town called Newry which had a bar called 'Art Bar Funkel'...couldn't resist passing that along. Then to continue the strange, the first yard we came across there had the words 'rot in hell Maggie' mowed into ...
... some punk rock club then we went back to their apartment and they let me crash on their couch after a glass of wine and watching The Little Mermaid, funny how bad things can turn even better.
She took me back to my hostel the next morning where I met with one of the German girls "Marie" to do the "Black Taxi Tour" basically you get driven around to see all the historical murals which explain ...
... in carefully, and over the next
couple of hours the wind dropped to about a two, then for the last couple of
hours it all picked up again. Getting into Ardglass was easy, well lit passage
in. The wind was W then SW.
I observed the swell was not that big, about
.4meter, but because the period was about 8 to 10 seconds the effect on Kantara
was more significant. So rolling ground swell, with white horses and a bit
... area was extremely quiet with only a few onlookers but no local children playing or ‘usual’ activity occurring, were they expecting trouble I wondered to myself? Mr Taxi driver and our Tour Guide confirmed later that one could never be too cautious! Sobering thought for us to consider as we meandered our way back through the back streets of Belfast back to our van that was parked in a main thoroughfare on the other side of the city to where we were dropped by ...
... over to meet me and we will be doing some traveling together. I cannot wait to share more about our adventure with you! It has been incredible. Thank you so very much to all those who helped make our adventure possible.
Oh, and even thought I missed the peace rock ceremony, I gave Dr. Campbell a rock that I received from the cutest 3 year old girl in Belfast to be placed in the peace garden.