Category: Northern Ireland

Reflections on Touring England

Both while touring the UK and since returning to Canada, I’ve given much time to reflecting on this journey and the impressions I have come away with. Though they all comprise the United Kingdom, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Northern Ireland; Mixed Feelings on this Rocky Land

Last Wednesday, July 13th, was my last day in Northern Ireland. Since then I’ve had plenty of time to consider the time I spent there. Though I recognize it’s naive to think one can really get much of a firm

Timing is everything and sometimes, nothing.

Ireland is known for many things, not the least of all its long history of producing fine whiskeys. One of the most well-known is distilled in the town that bears its name, Bushmills, a town I rode through on my

Coffee and a Teetotaler

Although the Bushmill’s Distillery was closed on The Twelfth, the Tim Horton’s located in the SPAR convenience store across the road was open. No, I did not have a cup.

Giant Steps

For two and a half days I rode along the north-east coast of Northern Ireland, or, the Coastal Causeway, keeping to the A2 aka; The Coast Road. The steep cliffs and exposed rock gave the land the appearance of being