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... picking up a few sale items along the way. Erin was particularly pleased with the new jacket she found.The drive back to Dublin was only 1.5hrs so after arriving we all thought it would be fitting to have a final pint of Guinness together before leaving Tom the next morning. We headed into the Temple Bar district of Dublin city and got some dinner before having our last taste of Irish Guinness, fittingly at the actual 'Temple Bar'. After our Guinness we retired to our ...
... hexagonal rocks. My brother was so frustrated by the Finn Mc Cool legend talk, when he just wanted to find out how they were formed.
Like the rope-bridge walk, the prospect of seeing the rocks is a great way to lead people on a ramble on Ireland’s coast. Sea foam glittered between the boulders and the towering columns of slowly cooled basalt were awe-inspiring. I can imagine how they would have impressed the Victorians who first saw them. A kid’s TV show ...
... at Queens, couldn't I?
Belfast was a revelation to me. -- So was John Calvin, in a different way! There are many pilgrim stories that didn't get told here, which I will look forward to sharing with you at home --
over espresso in my Strasbourg demi-tasses, or over a whisky (Irish) or whiskey (Scotch single malt), all of which are coming home with me!
... scary murals of balaclava clad gunmen with their gun aimed at you wherever you move, like a bloodthirsty Mona Lisa. These communities are spooky to walk around. Tiny run down council houses are surrounded by desolate concrete plains and jumbles of broken stone and razor wire. It's hard not to think that these people have little hope until they rise up out of poverty, get a better education and see the futility of the fear and hatred. We get to ...
... 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