Day thirteen – Northern Ireland
First day in the Emerald Isle and I decided to drive to the Giant’s Causeway. The hour and a half journey became considerably longer though as I had to negotiate all the 12th of July marches that were occurring on the 13th of July.
I had planned to get lunch on the way but as it is a public holiday, everything was shut. I ended up buying the only vegetarian option on the menu at a chip van. You guessed it – chips!
I have come totally unprepared for the weather and I don’t have any rain gear. I could get away with that in London but I don’t think I’m going to get away with it here. So after traipsing all over the rocks in the rain, I got back to the visitors centre and decided to buy a ‘mac in a sac’ since the next sight I am going to visit tomorrow is also outdoors. In the end, I spent a couple of hours at the Giant’s Causeway and after considerable reflection, I wrote in the visitors book simply “wet but worth it”.
As I was writing this, I spilt my tea all over my only pair of jeans for the trip. The tea was the other thing today that was “wet but worth it” and now I am too!