Homies and the Harbour

Homies and the Harbour -Anastasia Niforos

Yesterday marked the half-way point of my trip and I couldn’t have asked for a better day with my friends. After the Shamrocker tour, we stopped in a tiny town called Ballintoy where we would be staying for the night. There was no service, sheep where everywhere and the hostel we stayed in was absolutely adorable. There were four of us crowded in a small room with little room to move. We loved it though because we hadn’t stayed in a hostel yet. It made for some great memories.

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After getting settled in and relaxing for a bit we met up at Fullerton Arms, the only restaurant in Ballintoy. We chowed down on some good Irish food and then decided we wanted to head down to Ballintoy Harbour. After walking for about twenty minutes we made it and I couldn’t believe what was in front of me.

Several giant rock formations of all different sizes were located along the water. Some were covered in soft grass with flowers and others were a dark black color. The view was insane and I was in awe of the fact that I was even there. I climbed one rock after the other. Each time I stopped and looked out into the horizon. I was with a group of my closest friends and that’s what really made the whole experience so special. We were cracking jokes, taking amazing pictures and video of one another and to top everything off we watched the sunset together. I cherished all the time we spent there because I knew I wasn’t going to get to relive this moment again. All I would have were memories and photographs.

When it was finally time to go I looked around one last time and said to myself, “Thank you Ireland for the greatest memories, but even greater friends.”

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