The Glens Hotel
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... and rocks below. It was a wobbly and very windy walk, with wind gusts so strong the whole bridge would move and wobble and bend making things a little scary! There were amazing cliff faces to appreciate on the damp and slippery walk back to the coach. The second was the Giant's Causeway, said to have been created by the great giant Finn McCool but really formed due to the volcanic rock in the area around 65 million years ago. I was looking forward to this the most, and it lived up to ...
... of sheep farms. They brand the sheep with a color (blue, pink or yellow). We thought initially blue was for boys and pink for girls, that would make yellow bisexual sheep?
We reached Giant’s Causeway, still a little wet and Nat decided to change into dry clothes while we braved the weather, not knowing if we were going to get caught in another downpour. We were pleased to learn you didn’t need to do a guided tour. Giant’s Causeway is ...
resulted in a bottom face that is convex while the upper face of the
lower segment is concave, producing what are called "ball and socket"
Legend tells it differently:
'The Causeway story tells us that Finn lived happily on the Antrim
coast with his wife Oonagh until he discovered he had a rival in
Scotland known as Benandonner. Finn was frequently
taunted by Benandonner from afar and on one occasion ...
... in the first half of September so we plan to resume our passage when after all that.
This morning we agonised a bit, discussed options and decided to motor for half an hour South, moor and go ashore at Cushendall. The engine complained but didn't konk out. Unfortunately the outboad motor for the tender wasn't happy and we weren't prepared to risk breaking down half way to shore, so we are back on board reading, praticing Ukelele and what have you until 5am ...
... rowed ashore and joined us. He is a very intrepid chap, having built his own 22 foot open boat to an Uffa Fox design, and already sailed single handed round Ireland. He has a lug rig and goes well down wind but cannot beat. At night he lowers his mast and drapes a tarpaulin over it to form a tent, under which he sleeps. He has a primus stove but no electiric. My hat off to him!