Goodbye Ireland, Hello Scotland
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
130Trip End Oct 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
Dundonald Touring Park
2 days ago we arrived in the Belfast area, our park was only a 20 minute bus ride from the city and the bus stop was right outside the park. So yesterday we caught the bus into Belfast, yes it was raining again and windy. First thing we did when we got there was to have a cuppa and get our bearings. Found out where the tourist information was and after our cuppa we put up our brullies and headed that way. We realy wanted to see the Titanic display and went to book our tickets. Sorry but there were'nt any spots left for us to visit the site. It seemed that the Olympic team returned to Ireland and they were having the team's reception at the Titanic venue that day
Belfast is not much of a place to visit, its all very old and neglected with people being crammed into very close housing areas. Not very colourful ,but perhaps the weather did not give us a true look at the place. It does have a nice Town Hall, a lovely old building with a beautiful interior to match.Lots of lead light windows which represent most of Belfast's history , right up to the present time.
After the Town Hall we were going to visit St Mary's Cathedral but once we ventured outside the rain was worse and the wind a lot stronger. Bugger this we said, let us go home and forget about all this, just not worth it. So our trip to Belfast was short lived but was enough.
And here we are now on our way to Scotland, hoping like hell that the weather will be just a little kinder to us.
The ferry is great, not a lot of passengers on it this time and guess what, the sun is out for a little while.
No more Olympics now, the poms did put on a good show and did very well with their athletes and yes the weather was very kind to them as well. Well done GB.
We are heading for Ayr this afternoon, will probably stay there for a few days. See you there.