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Day 28 of 34: Derry to Portrush, NOrthern Ireland

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Day 28 of 34: Derry to Portrush, NOrthern Ireland

From 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, we followed a guided audio tour of Derry, including walking the walls, and stops at St. Augustine's Church, Apprentice Boys Memorial (closed though the sign said open), St Columb's Cathedral, Guild Hall, Tower Museum, Bogside Murals, Free Derry Museum. For us, it was a wonderful compromise between doing things completely on our own and taking a tour. We had the flexibility to stop when we wanted for however lone we wanted and the richness of commentary.

Had a very good lunch at Molly's in the Craft Village. Cute place, totally delightful staff, good food.

Drove to Portrush and checked into our lovely apartment at Ashlea Cottages. The owners are lovely, the place is nicely done (not particularly fancy), it's spacious, on the 1st floor with no one above us, excellent Wi-Fi. A big improvement over the past 2 nights in Derry!

Drove into town and had dinner at the Harbor wine Bar. Wanted to go to the Bistro, but the wait was almost 90 minutes and no food in worth waiting that long for--to us. Took a walk while we were waiting for 35 minutes for our table. The joint was jumping! You have to order at the bar, which is not as relaxing as we'd like, and the food is more a la carte than at many places we've been--no bowls of fresh veggies accompany the meals. DH's dinner was good (although nothing came with his beef chili pita, mine not so much--overcooked and completely unseasoned chicken kabobs. Oh, well--not every night can be a winner.

Portrush is jammed with people.

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1. Re: Day 28 of 34: Derry to Portrush, NOrthern Ireland

Sounds a good day, thank you for sharing with us x

2. Re: Day 28 of 34: Derry to Portrush, NOrthern Ireland

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