Ireland 2007: Day 4

03.31.2007 | Sixmilebridge, Ireland

Today, I was leaving Sixmilebridge, headed to Limerick to catch a train down to Cork.

This is Colm- he was on the bus with me into Limerick where he works as a hair stylist.

Limerick, Ireland

The Train Station in Limerick

Limerick > Cork

Cork, Ireland

Walking from the Cork train station to my hostel
My Hostel
Exploring Downtown Cork, Ireland
Some Hostel Mates
More Hostel Mates

Ireland 2007: Day 1

10.26.20: It is always a struggle to get my life organized. In an attempt to this very thing, I am posting these old pictures from my third visit to Scotland and my first visit to Ireland (I will be using ‘#Scotland 3’ and ‘#Ireland 2007’ as the tags). I don’t remember very many of the stories but will provide notes of what may have happened. These posts will be back-dated as if I had been keeping this blog all along. If I come across the actual blog posts or written stories, I will update these entries. Enjoy!

03.28.2007 | Sixmilebridge, Ireland

I flew from EDI to SNN. I remember the security guards in front of the airport held fully automatic rifles- I was impressed! I boarded a bus that dropped me off in Sixmilebridge. I remember walking down the rural town, trying to find my hostel, laughing at myself- wondering how on earth I ended up in such a small, Irish town.

The Jamaica Inn (my hostel)
Downtown Sixmilebridge
I went for a long walk down a country road that lead away from the town.
This is road kill, only it’s pronounced with an Irish accent.
Small Family Cemetery
Indian Food for Dinner

Scotland 3: Day 8

03.27.2007 | Edinburgh, Scotland

Bangers & Mash at Monster Mash
The Parliament Building
Holyrood Park, looking up to Arthur’s Seat
Climbing Arthur’s Seat
Arthur’s Seat
Looking from Arthur’s Seat to Calton Hill
Holyrood Palace from Arthur’s Seat
Haunted Tour of Greyfriars
Greyfriars Bobby

After this post, I go into Ireland. I will use the hashtag ‘Ireland 2007’. Later in this journey, I’ll come back to Scotland and resume using the ‘Scotland 3’ hashtag.

Scotland 3: Day 5

03.24.2007 | Inverness, Scotland

I remember Jordan. He worked here when I visited, two years in a row. He was very nice!

Stirling, Scotland

I said goodbye to Inverness, and got on the train, headed south. I took a picture of this ‘Stirling’ sign from the train, so that I could do research and plan a visit to Stirling in a later trip.

Edinburgh, Scotland

There was some sort of parade/ festival happening in Edinburgh. I’m not sure what they were celebrating, but it was wonderful to see everyone out and about!
Victoria Street
This is the view of Grassmarket from the front of my hostel.
Walking up Victoria Street from Grassmarket.
Dinner
The front of the hostel- Budget Backpackers.
Overlooking Greyfriars
View of Grassmarket
Tourist attraction, no doubt, but it is always wonderful to hear bagpipes playing!
Looking down from the top of Calton Hill

Scotland 3: Day 4

03.23.2007 | Inverness, Scotland

Today I walked south about 6 miles, one way, to Loch Ness.
So much of the walk was on the shoulder of the road. There weren’t any sidewalks once I was out of Inverness.
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Loch Ness
I had no tripod for my camera, so I had to find a large, flat rock to set my camera.
Loch Ness
Loch Ness