Friday, May 31, 2019

No wonder. . . . . . . . .

We arrived in rain and it hasn't really stopped yet - perhaps not constant pouring
 rain, but enough to dodge umbrellas and puddle hop throughout the day.  
Yesterday we took an all day coach trip to The Giant's Causeway and other
well known places. . . . . it rained most of the time but the countryside was
gorgeous and green.

We're in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a few days which, though full of history, 
is damp and dreary under a leaden sky. We now know why the pubs are crammed
 with people still in winter clothes and rain wear, boots, and warm scarves
 wound round cold necks, those dripping umbrellas everywhere. . . . . . it's cold
 and everyone is soaked!

So let's lift a pint, sip a glass, and chat to whoever is nearby, after all it's Ireland,
 the locals are happy, very friendly, talking is the national pastime. . . . . . .and if
 you're lucky enough to find a seat by the fireplace, you will be warm and it's
wonderful to come in from the rain. . . . . . . 

. . . . . . . there are also loads of coffee shops everywhere if it's too early
 for the pub, we saw an intersection with well known ones on each corner, 
all full of damp cheerful people!
Thankfully I'm prepared - boots, rain jacket etc. and of course my umbrella.
Tomorrow the train to Londonderry where of course it will be raining!


  1. It all sounds like fun Mary. When we went to Ireland a couple of years ago, it was quite hot and sunny in London, then we flew to Ireland and it was freezing cold...and raining! No wonder it is so Green!!

  2. Sounds lovely despite the weather! Enjoy! Cheers!!! :)

  3. Hahaha...damp, cheerful people... Believe me, I have been damp, soaked, in recent days, but my cheery meter is low. We obviously don’t have enough coffee shops. (Pubs we have too many of...)

  4. Happy travels. I hope you find warmth wherever you are traveling.

  5. Sorry to hear you've run into non-stop rain but hooray for pubs and coffee shops!

  6. Rain is always a possibiity, but I know you make the most of it. I would love to visit Ireland!


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