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... a few cultural observations. First of all, Belfast and Londonderry/Derry have a very different accent from Dublin or other Irish accents with which I am more familiar. It’s very sing-songy and difficult for me to understand but sounds kind of nice. A second is that some of the foods here are similar to what are considered typically American or more specifically “Southern”. Burgers topped with pulled pork, pulled pork ...
... got to chat with this older, retired couple from England who were so lovely. They were going to do a 20km hike that day. That, right there, is relationship goals for the future! They were so nice and it was great to have company and chat with them. The bus ride there wasn't the last of see of them either! After 50 minutes of winding through the lush green countryside/coast I was at my first stop, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. An hour behind my intended ...
... riding were great fun.
stopped at Ballycastle, to see if I could get a ferry to Islay, unfortunately unless we lifted the bike onto a small skip this wasn't going to happen. The village, and port, are well worth a lunchtime stop though. As usual the scenery was spectacular.
Rode up to the Causeway, and then got onto the heritage site.
Now if you are going here its £9 to park a car, or ...
... rocks are a crazy scientific phenomenon from erupting volcanoes, drying lava and mud, and cracking rock. Crazy. It was pretty neat, and worth the hike!
Last stop was Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. A few fun facts: Northern Ireland is still under British rule so sterling pounds are used there instead of euros, speed changes from kilometers/hour to miles/hour, and it has it's own police force that can't cross out of the country's boundaries. As well, the police here are ...
... forward to it! :)
“Fiddler of Dooney”
When I play on my fiddle in Dooney,
Folk dance like a wave of the sea;
my cousin is priest in Kilvarnet,
my brother in moharabuiee.
I passed my brother and cousin:
they read in their books of prayer;
I read in my book of songs
I bought at the sligo fair.
When we come at the end of time,
to peter sitting ...