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Jun 2, 2011 - Londonderry/Derry

This morning we catch the train to Londonderry (what the protestants call the city) and Derry (which is what the Catholics call the city). The train follows the coast for quite some way and is very scenic. We see paddocks sowed with potatoes and others growing turf. Also forests of willows planted for biofuel. Upon arrival we cross the river Foyle and commence a walk around the old city walls. From one point we can see across the suburbs – cannot remember now whether catholic or protestant – but despite the ‘peace’ the city is still divided...

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Jun 1, 2011 - The giant's causeway

Our hosts ask us to join them at their caravan at Portrush. A caravan here is like a demountable cabin to us. We pack up an overnight bag and set out to the north coast. Our first stop is the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. A rope bridge built between the mainland and a small rock island – originally built by fisherman. Not my thing so David and Victor go across whilst the ladies watch. We then have afternoon tea and take a bus to the Giant’s Causeway – an amazing result of volcanic basalt from 60 millions years ago. The Irish being Irish have...

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May 31, 2011 - A trip through the countryside

Today we take a drive with Carol and Victor – firstly visiting a few reservoirs and then making our way to Newcastle – a lovely seaside village that has had quite a bit of money spent on it recently. The farms are all in really good order. The corn has been planted through white plastic and has quite a yellow look to it after it has broken through – assume it will green up in time. David has been helping Victor feeding some of the cattle on the property. In the afternoon he goes with Victor for an MOT check on his vehicle before...

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May 30, 2011 - To make new friends and find a grave

We head back north this morning to the small village of Dromore which is just south of Belfast. Here we meet up with Carol and Victor Irving. These are friends of David’s cousins in New Zealand. Initially David thought they might be relatives but not to be. We settle in to their lovely home on the family farm. They no longer farm – the land is leased out and the sheds are used to winter cattle during the winter for other farmers. Some of the sheds are also used to house caravans for their friends. The sheds and surrounds very well...

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