We have been thinking that our next travel will be in August when my garden is completely restored.
Because the garden has been damaged while my house was renovated.
Our destinations were Northern Ireland we haven't been and the north York.
The north York was the most interesting area last year. We were longing for to see the hill colored with purple of heath.
Though we searched for Northern Ireland on website, but there were a lot of informations about the Republic of Ireland.
We are interested in the natural scenery in Ireland.
After long consideration we decided to drive around the island.
When it comes to driving there, the best season will be early summer.
We started to arrange for the travel while we were making up our garden.
This is an annual travel in England for us. We decided the starting point was Heathrow usually.
The maximum length is eleven days by reason of my work.
We decided the schedule of the travel from 22nd of June to 2d of July. We will take a hasty travel, but that is our forte.
We made reservations for plane tickets, lent a car and B&B.
All accommodations were situated in the suburbs of big cities as usual.
Through the travel we drove 3300Km, the total of our pedometer was 130,000 steps and we took 1000 pictures.
I was most impressed by the vast hills covered with beautiful green and clear ocean. This is certainly the Emerald Isle I thought.
I would like to keep the memory as I remember every situation. I will appreciate reading my itinerary.
Click "the date", you can see the diary. Click "a picture of the day", you can enlarge it.（with comment）
|the date||a picture of the day||c o u r s e||accommodation|
|TOKYO 12:00 ----- LONDON 16:25 (JAL 401)
Heathrow --- Stretton
|Stretton --- Bodnant Garden --- Holyhead 〜〜 Dun Laoghaire ---
Powerscourt Estate --- Glencree --- Enniskerry
|Enniskerry --- Sally Gap --- Lough Tay --- Glendalough ---
Kilkenny --- Rock of Cashel --- The Gap --- Lismore --- Midleton
|Midleton --- Clonakilty --- Skibbereen --- Bantry Garden ---
Ilnacullin Garden --- Ring Bera(Healy Pass, Dunboy Castle) ---
|Kenmare --- Ring of Kerry(Sneem, Staigue Fort, Coomakesta Pass,
Waterville, Valencia Island, Cahersiveen) ---
Muckross House --- Ross Castle --- Gap of Dunloe --- Kenmare
|Kenmare --- Ladies View --- Adare --- Cliffs of Moher ---
The Burren --- Galway --- Kylemore
|Kylemore --- Kylemore Abbey --- Westport ---
Glenveagh National Park --- Portrush --- Ballycastl
|Ballycastl --- The Dark Hedges --- Giant's Causeway ---
Bushmills ---Carrick-a-rede --- Antrim Coast --- Belfast ---
Mount Stuart House ---Rowallane Garden --- Downpatrick
|Downpatrick --- Monasterboice --- Drohedagh --- Newgrange ---
Dublin --- Dun Laoghaire 〜〜 Holyhead --- Betws-y-Coed
|Betws-y-Coed --- Powis Castle ---Heathrow
LONDON 19:45 (JAL 402) -----