Day 3 Bushmills, North Ireland

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Gaints Causeway.. path to the base of the cliff

Today we ate breakfast and left Belfast to head around the coast.  The view around the coast of the cliffs and beaches is definitely worth seeing.  We stopped in Carnlough for a break and stretch.  The next stop, right near Bushmills, was The Gaint's Causeway.  

The Gaint's Causeway is at the base of a large cliff, where you can either walk down or take the shuttle.  There are trails that go up the top of cliff as well, but we didn't have time for that.   You could spend half a day at this sight, but we only had a little over an hour.  At the base of the cliff there is a maze of rock formations with hexagon shaped rocks.

Gaints Causeway, me and my travel buddies
  The place is named from a tale that claims a hero, thought to be a gaint, built the causeway to reach a loved one.    This is by far by favorite sight on the trip.  I wish we had had more time there.

After the Causeway, the bus took us into the small town of Bushmills to the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery for a tour.  Kara and I declined to take the tour and decided to explore the town instead.  They didn't have too much to offer except a few pubs, but we did find a little boutique called Therapy where I bought a lovely necklass. 

When the Distillery tour was over, we regrouped and the bus headed on.  We stopped at the ruins of Dunluce Castle.  We could only see it from the bus...  a little disapointing.  We drove on after a few pictures.  Our destination for the night was LondonDerry/Derry City.  They drove us through the town a little and took us to the hotel for the night.  We stayed at The Everglades and decided to relax there, since we had a long day.

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