20th May2013

Day 5 – Northern Ireland Coast and night photos of Dublin

by Jenn

 

 

The beginning of this post should be from last night when Jenn and I went out for sunset photos of Dublin sights and the river Liffey.  It was a fun night with more traditional Irish songs and food and of course more beer!  The photos were spectacular with Jenn’s great techniques. We had a fun night and turned in early for a good nights sleep… or so we thought.  The other roommates were out so late they didn’t sleep in the room, but grabbed their gear and ran to the airport for a 6am flight.

 

The following morning started with a wrong turn from our cabbie to Avis not Hertz.  We finally got our car and Jenn drove on the left side of the road for the first time, on purpose. It was a nice drive up north to Northern Ireland. Yes it is a separate country, it is a providence of the UK.  On our drive we went to Tolleymore Forest Park and then lunch in a small farming village. The big highlight was when we went to take photos of a fantastically beautiful road called The Dark Hedges.  We and five other groups of people took photos, but only we had a tripod to get in the photos ourselves.  Then we hurried over to the first B&B, Beulah Guest House, in Portrush along the Antrim coast. The inn keeper is a wonderful woman, Rachel.  She gave us a great recommendation for dinner at 55 degrees north.  Dinner hit the spot. After dinner, Jenn and I went to Giants Causeway to see the spectacular hexagonal rock formations found no where else in the world.  Although there was no sunset to see, we did get some pretty shots, I think.

 

Back at the Inn now, it is so nice to feel at home while on vacation.  Looking forward to a delicious home cooked breakfast.  This is the first B & B we have ever stayed – and it’s a great one!

 

Beer count up to 14, go us! =)

 

Here are some photos:

 

 

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