Shandon Hotel Spa and Wellness
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Room service
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Tuesday, July 12 0 Orange day for Northern Ireland but not in the Republic
About 18000 steps (there is always a big debate between my step counter and Hilde's who does at least a couple of thousand steps more)
Early wake up this morning as the pool opens at 8 am. Big pool in the hotel and nobody there, just the two of us. Time for …
... was stunning - clear blue skies and not a breath of wind, so we bundled into the landrover and headed to The Shack, a beachside cafe at Marble Hill beach. It seemed to be ironic that here we were sitting in the sun in shirt sleevs sipping coffee in October in Ireland! The Shack was run by a friend of Trevor's who had gone bankrupt running one of the local pubs when the Irish economy collapsed in 2008, but the cafe has been a big success. From there we headed to ...
... called the 'Wee Free Library" that contained books you could take out and read at a nearby bench should the inclination take you. Quite a few books in there too, a lovely sign of trust and honesty in today's world.
The beach was filled with amazing rock formations, covered in kelp all different colours and textures, very different from Australian beaches but very eye-catching and unusual. Reminiscent of the Giant's Causeway some ...
... large open meeting room. He told stories of visiting Catholic priests entering the Hall to pray and continuing to insist that it must be a Church. Not exactly separation of Church and State, but it is Northern Ireland. The inner city was completely walled during the early 17th century. Then in the late 17th century, Protestant residents held Catholic forces aligned with a ...
The plan for today is to walk round the small peninsula to the north of Dunfanaghy as far as its northern end which is called Horn Head and where there are some spectacular cliffs which I could see yesterday across Sheephaven Bay from the Rosguill Peninsula. The day starts bright and sunny and soon warms up after a bit of chilliness at first.
The first part of the route is westwards out of the village and then across sand dunes ...