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... been to it before but being tossed about in gale force winds in order to do it was not an option. The Captain reckoned we would not have been able to moor up there.
So today we are moored up in Belfast and it is overcast and windy. I had previously printed out a new National Trust walk which looked good, so while the rest of the passengers went off for very long tours to Giant's Causeway etc we took a taxi to Minnowburn Car park. From here ...
... connection with Derry is that it was the emigration point of the patron saint of our home parish back in Dubuque. It is from Derry that St. Columba/Columbkille left to famously establish the settlement of Iona Scotland and to Christianize those pagan Picts. He is considered one of the 12 Apostles of Ireland, born in the northern section of Ireland, and was a man of immense learning and influence. Among the number of monasteries he established ...
... a small compressor. It was like a coffin lid opening and closing, then having this sudo manikin in it making it spooking like, but not intending for it to be spooky! There was a diorama of a wake. He spoke about the reason for a wake and how you would hold one so that if the person woke up, you would not bury a person alive. A scary thought. Then from there he had everyone go through larger dioramas depicting the potatoe famine, and how people lived, ...
... 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
... Ruth feeling comfortable in her winter cords, T shirt, windcheater, thick socks and heavy walking shoes (in other words what she would wear in Melbourne in winter) and Tom in a long sleeved shirt we overhead the man opposite discussing the "heat wave". Ruth did take her windcheater off for a while at the museum and, for the first time she can remember, was not actually cold at all during the day.