Irish Road Trip….with Great Friends!

The Irish Coast

 Thursday morning started with our newest member of the team, Tobias, who I also met while studying at the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. We headed North to see the craggy coastline, metholithic cemetery and enter Northern Ireland to visit the Giant’s Causeway.
 

Banana's Make a Useful Stand for "Gertrude Prudence Spencer" GPS

It is a good thing we had the expertise of the German Engineer, as he is very solutions oriented.  I forgot to bring my stand for Gertrude Prudence Spencer (GPS) and concluded the peel of the banana would be a good surface to hold it in place. Notice I am driving the car on the left, while sitting on the right side of the car. One must really adapt, as driving this way is so different from in rural Newfoundland & Labrador.
 
We stopped for a traditional Irish breakfast at a little restaurant. I believe, I was the only person that like the blood pudding. The guys had a big breakie and my mom had the mini-breakie.
 

The Coast

 
The coastline and water reminded me of being in rural Newfoundland & Labrador. However, in mid-November the grass would not be as green and there are far less farms and significantly less sheep. There is an opportunity for this type of business activity, as we have similar climates.
 

Sheep along the coast

 As you can see from the image to the left, some of the sheep are quite fearless, as they veer just to the edge of the landscape.  The sheep were fearful of my presence and move further away. I was fortunate to also get some images of a rainbow that was off in the horizon.

 
 

A Rainbow

Unfortunately for us, the metholithic cemetery was closed and we did not feel comfortable trespassing through the gates. The landscape though presented a few of ancient lands. We decided not to visit the Giant’s Causeway as nightfall was catching us, so I decided to drive directly to Belfast City.
 
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Christopher Mitchelmore
 
 
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About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 30 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

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