Lough And Quay
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... spent walking around and checking out a few things that the old lady had told us about. We visited the area where the Titanic was built and also saw the big newspaper fish. We then made our way to the botanic garden and the Queens University of Belfast.
On the wednesday we were on our way to Giant's Causeway! The first stop was at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. We walked over the tiny, swaying bridge to a small island ...
Back on the bus on time. Bus didn't leave on time. Useless old people in front of us took their time heaving their way in from the cafe. But even they weren't the last. Another woman was off ******* around finally strolled back in her own time (not running) and even stopping to take some photos of the front of the bus! The driver gave commentary as she dawdled across the car park towards the bus while we all just sat there waiting. Annoying. We cruised from there through ...
... of the city of Belfast. It is a Basaltic hill overlooking Belfast, part of the Belfast Castle Estate, on a clear day you can see the Isle of Man and Scotland. It was a decent hike up (almost 370m above sea level) but the views were really worth it. It was a really nice day out in the fresh air away from the hostel.
Javi took me for a tour of the city on Monday where we saw;
The Beacon of Hope (The Thanksgiving Sculpture). It is ...
... the dry dock to the water, it became the largest object ever moved by man.
Once it was put to water it took 3,000 men 10 months to set up the inside - filling in the bedrooms, dinning rooms and entertainment, including the iconic wooden staircase that anyone who has seen the Titanic movie will instantly recognize. The museum had replicas of what many of the rooms would have looked like - from the sumptuous luxury of first class to the austerity endured ...
... at their tops, sometimes dished a little. It is really remarkable as the columns are almost all the same size and run in a strip under the Atlantic across to a couple of the outer Hebrides Islands (Scotland). I was certainly not sure footed enough to be scrambling all over these columnar structures, like my companions but it was awesome nonetheless. After taking the shuttle up the hill (Britt, Adrien, Jason, and Brandy walked) we crossed the field to the hotel and ...
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