The Meadows - Cushendall
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Giant causeway: When we finished Derry's visit we went to the giant causeway. It's a big place next to the sea were you can see really impressive rocks cut in geometrical forms. There are two explanations one says that it's because of the natur of the rock and an other which is a legend about two giants who were ...
We think the
visit of the Giant Causeway was the funniest visit of the week. We
were free. It was very cool to climb on the rocks and take photos
with our friends. The place is very special and mysterious because no
one really knows why it exists. Scientists explain that it was
because of the climate and the time. The legend says that a long time
before there was a giant ...
... pamphlets ... and even cute little bottles of single malt ... add up, I tell ya! And the suitcase was just getting too uncomfortable to lug. Had to shuck and jive a bit, but I got most of it into 2, almost exactly two-kilogram mailing packets. so I only dropped 4 kilos, but wow, what a difference!
So it takes five weeks to get the stuff at home ... I really don't care.
I DON'T HAVE TO CARRY IT.
It was drizzly and damp all day, so ...
... made our way from Jura to within a couple of miles of Kintyre, then gone about and headed to N Ireland, taking advantage of the strong southerly tides. For several hours the engine had been miss firing occasionally,, then the occasions got longer and longer until she was running well occasionally..and then she stopped. (Funny how it's always a 'she'). We adjusted the sails and our course to make best time for a haven. It was a nice sail, but there was the worry ...
... lunch in the village we returned to the car and drove to Dunluce Castle further west near Portrush. This castle is now in ruins. It had a chequered history but at one time it had a large town around its walls so was part of an active community. Archaeologists are currently investigating the area.
Our final stop for the day was to Downhill Demense (pronounced di-mayn – it means "An estate, the land and property owned ...