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My keyboard break can be explained by a visit from my niece. She came over from Germany for a short holiday. The weather wasn’t great we did get to see a good few sights, go shopping, meet old friends and just catch up. But the main objective was to take a trip up to the northern Irish coast and visit The Giant’s Causeway – and being the good aunt that I am this is what we did.

up near The Dark Hedges

up near The Dark Hedges

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cloudy skies

cloudy skies

far away boat

far away boat

pretty cliff side flower

pretty cliff side flower

walking up to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the sun came out

walking up to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the sun came out

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rope

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

nesting

nesting

resting

resting

more rope

more rope

cliff boat

cliff boat

cottage on Carrick -a-Rede

cottage on Carrick -a-Rede

cliff-side daisies

cliff-side daisies

security

security

a glimpse of sun

a glimpse of sun

at the Giant's Causeway

at the Giant’s Causeway

colourful moss

colourful moss

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handy help

handy help

slippery

slippery

reflective pool

reflective pool

my niece

my niece

The next day was wetter than the first and we decided to visit a few great houses on our way back down to Dublin. After all we had the time and there is so much to see.

Spring House - a stunning place that was sadly still locked up when we arrived

Spring House – a stunning place that was sadly still locked up when we arrived

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The Argorey - entrance through  the courtyard

The Argorey – entrance through the courtyard

pretty picture

pretty picture

(a little blurry) but I loved the simple decoration in the tea rooms - my niece claims it was the best tea we had

(a little blurry) but I loved the simple decoration in the tea rooms – my niece claims it was the best tea we had

a huge door knocker on the 'winter door' -  shined to perfection

a huge door knocker on the ‘winter door’ – shined to perfection

a lion greeting us over the 'summer' door

a lion greeting us over the ‘summer’ door

beautiful old lace curtains

beautiful old lace curtains

set for desert - stunning

set for desert – stunning

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Lady Ada's boots - tiny

Lady Ada’s boots – tiny

old bucket

old bucket

outside by the pig styes - now toilets

outside by the pig styes – now toilets

lucky horseshoe

lucky horseshoe

bricks

 

 

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