Blogs from Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

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Zoals altijd begint een wandelvakantie na een vliegreis met de zoektocht naar een gastankje, aangezien deze niet mee mag het vliegtuig in. Wat een redelijk goed voorbereide actie leek, werd nog een spannende race tegen de klok in de vroege ochtend. Na een nachtje in ons hostel in Belfast, vertrokken we half negen opgesplitst in twee groepjes. Irma en Baukje gingen gewapend met een kaartje van google met daarop alle outdoorzaken het centrum in en Judit en ik zouden paraat gaan staan bij het busstation om precies op tijd kaartjes te kopen en het juiste perron op te zoeken. Alles is gelukt, alleen niet binnen de tijd dat onze bus naar Waterfoot zou vertrekken... Dan over op plan B, want dat was er natuurlijk ook al. Op naar een treinstation en met de trein naar Ballymena, ... read more
sprookjesbos
sprookjesbos
Nog sneeuw!


Day 2: The Causeway Coastal Route Taylor and I got up bright and early and began the next leg of our journey. This section of the adventure was the one that I was looking forward to the most. I have read a lot about the Giant's Causeway, even completing an assignment about it in Grade 8, and have always wanted to see it in person. So we began the much anticipated drive along the coastal route. The first main little town we drove through was Carrickfergus, which had a cute castle. So we stopped the car and took some photos infront of it. We continued the drive along the coast which truely had some amazing views. As you drive there are all kinds of little spots that you can pull over so that you can ... read more
Ka-Tay Adventures March 25 to march 29 030
Ka-Tay Adventures March 25 to march 29 029
Where is the prince to come save my from the castle tower??

Europe » United Kingdom » Northern Ireland » County Antrim » Ballycastle September 19th 2008

We just got back from 5 day road trip. What a country! It is beautiful in rain or sunshine. Heather did all of the driving while I navigated. Think we made good team, except when we got lost in Belfast. The first day ended in Ballycastle, a little resort village where we met some great people. I'll upload photos with comments, and try to add more text later. We are in Dublin for the last weekend and hope to do all the touristy things we missed last week. ... read more
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Blarney Castle
Blarney Stone


Jessica found out that Rathlin Island, which is just off the coast of Ballycastle, was the hiding place of Robert the Bruce, the (brief) King of Scotland. This became one of the infamous side trips suggested by Jessica. She had to see Bruce's Cave where he saw the legendary spider. The ferry to Rathlin Island takes 50 minutes. We found a brochure at the B&B for a boat that made the trip in 15 minutes. Of course we decide on the 15 minute trip. I called to make a reservation and find out that the owner had died suddenly the week before. We found out later that he died of a heart attack, not a boating accident! We drive over to the harbor to catch the slow ferry only to find out that its last trip ... read more
Dunseverick Castle, Dunseverick, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


Sunday was our travel day. We got a late start since we didn't get in until 2:30am. We skipped breakfast so we could sleep longer. We got up and packed everything so we could head out to Northern Ireland. We picked Jessie up at Corrib Village around noon and headed north through Sligo and Donegal. About 2 hours into the trip, Jessie suddenly realizes that she has forgotten her passport. This is potentially a huge deal since The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are two different countries, even though they are on the same island and it is all Ireland. The Republic is under Irish rule, while Northern Ireland is still controlled by Great Britain. Jessie called one of her roommates that had been to Northern Ireland earlier in the semester and she said they ... read more
Collier's Hall B&B, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Ballycastle Harbour, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Pizza dinner, Ballycastle Harbour, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland




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