The ships now have certainly taken a turn for the better. I felt like I was in the bar of the Starship Enterprise.
I don't know what it's like to travel in bad weather on the sea in a ferry, but our crossing was so peaceful that we both fell to sleep for at least and hour.
They even have stores inside. I bought my son, Daniel, a Guinness Shirt and baseball cap. Guinness beer is his favorite, and of course it's a very popular beer in Ireland and Scotland.
Here's our sister ferry that docked just ahead of us. We weren't allowed to go out during the trip so this was my only shot at a picture. Look at how blue the water looks. It was that way the entire time.
We chose to take the ferry and take the car since we were going to have to fly out of Edinburgh on June 8th and would need the transportation to the airport. As long as we stayed in Northern Ireland we didn't have to pay any extra fee to take the car. If you go to Southern Ireland--The Irish Republic there was an extra fee for insurance.
It cost about 225 pounds round trip for 2 people and the vehicle. About $345.00.
We drove off the Ferry and headed toward our B and B, Lime park, in the Antrim area. We got into a discussion of whether or not Ireland looked any greener than Scotland. What do you think?
This is still Sheep country. Every field had them in it. After they're sheered the farmers mark the ones they intend to send to market with paint. We came over the hill and one of the farmers had marked them with red paint and they all look wounded. Mitsi and I groaned aloud.
We arrived at Lime Park in the late afternoon. At one time the complex was a working farm. The buildings there are about 300 years old. They have been converted into self-catering apartments and artist's studios. It's a lovely- lovely place and I spent some time taking pictures of it.
Look at the sod roof on this farm building. It's used to store feed. The owners still have horses.
Our apartment was called the Long Barn. Which at one time it had been. We burnt peat in the fireplace at night. It was great!
This is the downstairs door to the Long Barn.It was beautiful there. Around every corner was something pretty of which to take a picture.
This is one of the back doors of the Long Barn. Each bedroom had it's own little door out into a courtyard.
This is the little Pigs house. They call it that because it's very small with only one bedroom.
The buildings had real slate roofs. I was facinated with them.
Yes, that is a bathtub and No, I didn't catch a leprechan taking a bath in it.
This is the front door of the Long Barn.
Tomorrow we'll go to the Giants Causeway and take a train ride.
Write on, Teresa R.