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... we grabbed a cab to Larne. Got here in time for a late lunch at one of the local pubs (actually, it was the only one we could find in the downtown area!) and then settled in for a long day tomorrow - ferry ride leaving at 8:15 to Troon, Scotland, then a train from Troon via Glasgow to Manchester airport, then pick up our final rental car and get to the hotel. Probably around 8 pm tomorrow.
So I'll probably post again somewhere in England. Until then.
... across were 3 mounds of rock, small, medium and large but the fantastic thing was the formation of the them. It looked like someone had carved each rock into 'debatable' five and or six sided shapes and created these mounds. Fascinating structures. With us being early we didn't get to go into the centre to find out all of the information as to the story behind giants and how it came about. All we know is that science tell us that the unique six sided basalt columns and formations ...
... with other global causes. The IRA, see themselves as opposing a massive imperial force, and thus empathize heavily with other anti-colonial fights around the world, such as the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Many of their murals reflect this. The murals also featured many political prisoners, some of whom starved themselves to death in hunger strikes to protest prison conditions.
All in all the tour was an amazing deal. It really gave me a ...
... we went home got dried off and headed back to Valerie's house where we met her husband, James, and their eldest child Jordin. I sampled a pre-mixed Southern Comfort drink that was delicious, then the Irish version of a smirnoff green apple cooler and finally had some traditional Irish Whiskey. We then strolled home and called it a night as Sunday we had plans of driving the northern coastal route up to Portstewart.
After we flew into Belfast we picked up our hire car and started our Northern Ireland travels by visiting the Titanic Docks and Boathouse. Belfast was the home of the Titanic for almost 12 months whilst construction was completed prior to her maiden, and only, voyage.
The docks were dry docks and had an amazing engineering system in where they used steam powered pumps to pump the water in and out of the dock. ...