Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ireland trip 4days 3 nights gg-ied part 2

After completing our journey at Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, we made our way to Whitepark bay - a beautiful sea (Ocean).

We were wondering why there isnt a single one swimming in the beautiful sea.

To our surprise, there was a board stating that it is not safe to swim in the sea. The sea behind us is atlantic ocean!

Next, we spent a couple of hours at Giant's Causeway.

The Giant's Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has an astonishing complex of over 38,000 mainly hexagonal shaped columns packed closely together to form 'stepping stones' out to sea towards Scotland. Read full legendary story of Giant's Causeway here.

We were very fortunate to have a dry day, as climbing became simpler than in a wet day.

It was believed that the hexagonal stones formed the wishing chair. As the legend says, all wishes made by anyone at the Wishing Chair will come true. It was really an amazing feeling to visit Giant's Causeway.

There were alot of walking in the same day. We walked for at least 7km around Giant's Causeway area.

There were also some features found at the Giant's Causeway which were associated with the giant Finn MacCool.

The Giant's Eye

The Giant Organ Pipes

From the visitor centre, we walked towards the Giant's Causeway. We then walked passed the Giant's gate and Giant's boot to reach the Giant's Eye. We walked from one mountain end to the other mountain end to make our way back to the visitor centre.

After Giant's Causeway, we visited the Bushmill Distillery. Ticket was prices at 5.50 euros and we chose not to enter the distillery.

In the end, we bought some food from the nearby grocery shop - SPAR and prepared our own dinner that night.

On the following day, we made our way to Dublin city centre, stopping by Belfast for changing of bus.

Dinner at Thunder road cafe was great. We chose this American restaurant over the Irish restaurant.

Then we made our way to the Guinness Storehouse the next morning.

I hate Guinness when i was in Malaysia. But when i was in Dublin, Guinness tasted not too bad. I can actually accept the taste! -_-"

There were also several famous bridges in Dublin city.

If you ask me to go back to Dublin again next time, i will answer "uh uh, no thank you.". I dont mind going back to Northern Ireland for another trip in future.

Ireland trip GG-ied. Leaving to Italy trip this midnight.

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