Our first week-end on the Emerald Isle was spent in Northern Ireland near Belfast. It takes about 4+ hours to drive from Shannon airport to where we were staying. Lovely drive. One of the first things we noticed as we were traveling along was statues in seemingly random places. A life size blue ox with its rear end to traffic, a huge spiral rod, various pieces of mathematical symbols, but the one we liked the most is called "the Wibbly Wobbly House" according to one of John's friends from there. I would love to know more about it so if anyone can fill me in please do so.
A number of the roundabouts also had statues which was fun to see.
My favorite business "statue" was this one near Galway. Reminded me of my past life as a Bathroom/Kitchen designer :)
We recently returned from visiting my family in Scotland and touring parts of Ireland for our vacation. We have never been to Ireland before and had a delightful time. As always so many things to see and experience with too little time to cover everything. We are looking forward to another visit at some point.
We landed at Shannon airport, picked up our rental car and drove to Belfast. Scenery was gorgeous and the weather delightful. As we were getting closer to our destination we drove through an interesting bridge. We also drove through it on our return from Belfast to Dublin.
Word of caution. If you want to take a ferry from Ireland to Scotland you cannot take your rental car.
A common sight wherever we went - fields of cows. Lots of different colors and types. Some in grassy fields, others amidst rocky outcrops.
I'll share more of our adventures over the next few Wednesdays.