The final day of this great trip in Northern Ireland starts at the dawn.
The clouds were gently covering the sky and the temperature was almost good.
After all it was August, not December.
After a week, our vacations were almost gone.
With sadness inside our hearts, but full of beautiful memories, we left the Donegal County, and passed over Derry.
But the holiday was not over yet!
And neither were the beaches!
Last day in Donegal, before coming back to Belfast.
Blessed by a sunny sky, we went for a decent visit of Derry/Londonderry.
Except from being the “Walled City”, Derry does not have too much to sightsee.
However, you can always take a pleasant walk inside the old city, looking here and there, just for fun.
When you are in Northern Ireland, it is better to use at the maximum the not-so-cloudy-to-rain days.
On Day 6, our destination was the Glenveagh National Park.
This park is located in the heart of Donegal County, an hillside land, full of astonishing natural places.
At the center, the small Glenveagh Castle welcomes the visitors.
We did not afford to take all the way long, but still we had our 100 miles.
And they were the most beautiful 100 miles we had in Northern Ireland.
The disappointing bad weather in the causeway on day 3 was so high that we decided to come back again.
The sun on day 4 was shining all over the hexagonal stones of the Giant’s, and finally, the natural beauty of the Giant’s Causeway was revealed to us.
The lucky to have a bright sky above our head, unfortunately, stood just one day.
After the gorgeous sunny in Cushendun, it wasn’t so beautiful the day after. But, hey, you are in Ireland, are you expecting nice weather? Forget it!
Not too bad, anyway, we head our steps on the Giant’s Causeway.
The Giant’s is one of the such place you imagine of when you are kid, as a far far away, magic place.
I remember when I was young, the story about the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill. Maybe not every kid imagine such things, but I always thought how cool would have been go there. And now, I did!
Far from Italy indeed, but nothing is better than a sunny day on the beach. Thanks to one of the brightest blue sky in a month, we reached Cushendun.
As you may be aware of, I spent more than a month in Northern Ireland, mostly working.
But I had also a very nice trip with my girlfriend, around some of the most beautiful places. This is the log of this amazing journey
Let’s start with a map.
View NI 2010 in a larger map
In the above map, you should see the whole trip, divided in several trails. Each trail is the route (more or less) we drove in a day, so you can keep track of the trip ^_^