Liquid Sunshine

Belfast Travel Blog

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Ruins of the Dunluce Castle which slid into the ocean.

Today we were up and breakfasted early so we could be on our way to Belfast. Our stops along the way were to the Giant’s Causeway and the Rope Bridge. I’ve always wanted to see the Giant’s Causeway but was slightly disappointed that there were tourists and school kids by the busloads crawling over the rocks like ants.

 

Apart from that and the wind, it was a nice trip. The causeway is a beautiful landscape. We had a group lunch up at the hotel. My veggie stir-fry and rice was superb!! And also Irelands specialty ��" garlic potatoes!! They’re so moreish! I definitely recommend that dish to anyone eating at the hotel at the Causeway.

 

After lunch we went to another old site.

Giant's Causeway
A rope bridge connecting the mainland to a tiny island, built by local fisherman, approximately 300 hundred years ago, to catch the passing salmon. It was a beautiful view, regardless of the dull weather. The coastline is so gorgeous and rugged in Northern Ireland. As we made our way back across the rickety rope bridge the skies let lose. It was about half a mile walk back to the carpark where our bus was and by the time we got back we were soaked. My body was numb and as it started to defrost on the drive up to Belfast I could do nothing but sit and shiver. It was horrible! Our bus driver and tour guide just laughed and called it liquid sunshine!

 

We got to Belfast in the early evening but neither Alyce or I felt like going out. I’m not sure why but the walk in the torrential downpour hadn’t done much for us. So we had dinner, got online for awhile then sat up chatting. It was another early night and not a bad sleep.

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Ruins of the Dunluce Castle which …
Ruins of the Dunluce Castle which…
Giants Causeway
Giant's Causeway
Trying not to get blown away
Trying not to get blown away
The beautiful coastline
The beautiful coastline
ALyce!
ALyce!
The Rope bridge.
The Rope bridge.
On the Rope Bridge - before the ra…
On the Rope Bridge - before the r…
Belfast
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