Day Two of Our Bus Tour

Day Two of Our Bus Tour -By Courtney Kellogg

It was another early morning for us this Monday. At 9am we set out and took a walking tour in the small town of Derry in Northern Ireland. We learned about different Cathedrals in the area as well as the hardships that the town has gone through.

Painted Mural in City of Derry (Courtney Kellogg)

After the tour, we got on the bus for another hour trip. Our bus headed over to Giant’s Causeway where we had two hours to explore. This was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen in my life! Once again everything was covered in green. We got to hike the tall cliffs that were surrounded by great blue waters. There was a hiking trail that we took across the cliff and down the steps to the main attraction. Round stones lined part of the shore making it Giant’s Causeway. The name comes from an old Irish legend. The stones looked like they had been perfectly carved out! We didn’t want to leave but sadly had to make our way back to the bus.

Cliffs on Giant’s Causeway (Courtney Kellogg)
Rocks on Giant’s Causeway (Courtney Kellogg)

Our next stop was at Dunluce Castle. This old medieval castle was on the edge of the cliff and dates back to the 1300’s. There were numerous of rooms in the ruins that were left of the castle. The view looked out into the water and was absolutely incredible.

Dunluce Castle (Courtney Kellogg) 

The bus then took us to our final destination of the day. We stopped in the smallest town I have ever been to, but with the most beautiful view. This town was called Ballintoy. There are sheep right outside our hostel and a beach right down the road. We can’t wait to explore this small town for the rest of the day!

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