Giant's Causeway and Belfast

Trip Start Jul 31, 2012
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Trip End Aug 08, 2012


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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This is our last full day we have to tour. This morning, we explored the Northern Coastline. First, we stopped for photos at the ruins of Dunlace Castle. Then we headed to the Giant's Causeway. This is where enormous hexagonal columns formed from volcanic activity over 60 millions years ago. People also say it was giants' footsteps that formed them - that is a myth of course! Either way it is the coolest place I have ever been to. We got awesome pictures here as we hiked around the coast. 

After leaving, our tour guide took us to the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge and we were able to take pictures but didn't have time to walk it. This is the #1 thing I would come back and do, it looks awesome!!

Next, we drove to Belfast and visited the newly opened Titanic museum that opened in April for the 100th anniversary of the ships' sinking. We only had 20 minutes to eat before it was our group's time to go through the museum so we ran to grab food. By the time we got through the line, paid and sat down, we had 6 minutes to eat and Sara realized that she had bought a $26 baked potato! It was the funniest thing ever because in Northern Ireland they use the British Pound and she had forgotten how much the pounds were worth. I mean the potatoes in Ireland were good, but not THAT good!

After eating we toured the museum and went outside to walk the exact shipyard where the Titanic was built.

We headed to Dublin next to have dinner at the Abbey Tavern. We had a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage and apple cobbler. They had a Irish band and set dancers perform. It was the perfect ending to our trip.
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