The luck of the Irish is already with me. Yesterday there were 10 foot seas crossing from Scotland. Today only 2-3 foot. The first campground I went to (Portballintrae) was devoid of a property manager but another campground only 2 miles away had space (and someone working).
The ride over to Ireland was on a fast little boat and with the seas being calm we made it over in no time at all. The coast of Scotland was quite rugged and sometimes I think it would have been cool to take a trip like this on a sailboat just to be able to anchor anywhere and relax along some stunning shoreline. We stopped once on the way so everyone could take pictures of seals feasting on some schooling fish. There was no passport check or anything in Ballycastle where we docked.
The local roads remind me a lot of England with the hedges running along both sides. The roads are steeper here though. I don’t know what to make of the houses. They don’t look anything like how they are in Scotland or in England. They almost look like what you’d see in the rural areas in the States (maybe we copied them–very likely but who knows).
I’m slightly impressed with this campground (Ballyness Park). It was 10 GBP but it comes with free internet, a huge barn area that they made into a game room (with plugs so I can charge things) and the showers aren’t those God-awful ones where you push a button and get water for 5 seconds before you have to press it again. The ground is also normal and not all squishy like in Scotland.
Tomorrow I want to go visit a place called Giant’s Causeway and I can’t really do that on a loaded bike so I’ll be here until Wednesday.