Epilogue

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Lothar: Now, a week after our return, we are sufficiently recovered and able to offer some reflection on this amazing trip. In my case, having come from a position of near ignorance, it was at times a learning experience. The … Continued

43 18-08-2018 Sat home

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We arrived home just before 7am and amazingly stayed up all day, but didn’t go out until the evening to get something to eat. By the time we went to bed we had been up for 53 hours, probably a … Continued

41 16-08-2018 Thu Dublin – Fly

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On the final day we visited the nearby Drogher beach and headland. The very wide and flat beach was absolutely littered with seashells – amazing. We drove onto the headland but couldn’t find anywhere to go on foot. Our hostess … Continued

40 15-08-2018 Wed Drogheda

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Our main destination today was one of three nearby stone age burial mounds, called passage tombs. We first had to go to a visitor centre where we learned that despite our relatively early (10ish) arrival, there was a long wait … Continued

38 13-08-2018 Mon Rostrevor

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Today we didn’t travel far – from Belfast to Rostrevor, which is just still within Northern Ireland. We took a fairly directly route to Newcastle – yes this is the third Newcastle we have visited in the last two years … Continued

37 12-08-2018 Sun Belfast

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What a day that was. We had two goals – to see the Titanic exhibition, and so see the murals along the Shankill and Falls Roads – streets whose names were often in the news during our young adulthood. I … Continued

36 11-08-2018 Sat Belfast

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While today was a transit day from Portstewart to Belfast, we got there early enough to have a good look around, while the weather was fine. Our first stop was Belfast Castle on the edge of town. While it was … Continued

35 10-08-2018 Fri Portstewart

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Today we retraced a good deal of yesterday’s coastal route over the top, but stopped in the tiny coastal village of Ballintoy, whose sunlit setting looked incredibly inviting. The harbour, which was not visible from the main road, is where … Continued

34 09-08-2018 Thu Portstewart

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Quite worn out, so haven’t got much to say today. We had two major destinations today – the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Giant’s Causeway. Along the way we also peeled off to see Torr Head and other lesser sights. … Continued