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Tales from Northern Ireland . . .

We were treated royally in Northern Ireland – by our good friends and by the weather – four lovely days of warmth and sunshine!

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~ Paul and Priscilla ~
On the first day we took a drive up along the beautiful North Antrim Coast.
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Mist threatened to shroud the spectacular view but it lifted – a minor miracle in Northern Ireland I am told.

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The rugged coastline – so different from our red rocky shoreline.

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The pristine white sands of Whitepark Bay

When you go to NI you have to visit the incredible rock formations at the Giant’s Causeway.

Geologists explain that the Causeway was created during a period of volcanic activity some 60 million years ago. The famous columns were formed when lava cooled quickly upon flowing into the sea… Local folklore offers an alternative explanation for the Causeway’s creation. The story goes that it was built by the Irish Giant Finn MacCool so that he could cross the Irish Sea to Scotland to challenge a rival giant, Benandoner.1

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It was a bank holiday so there were many others out to enjoy the sunshine and tangy salt air.
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“The Honeycomb”

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 “The Organ”

We had a perfect day – and it was only the first.

The very next day R was happy to find his “home away from home”.

But that’s another story for another day.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

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