AshburtonOctober 12, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 5 °C
Home! Arrived back in Christchurch after more than 24 hours to be picked up by Alanna, and then meet Brenna for lunch. Having left 24 degree weather in Weymouth it was a wet cold day in Christchurch and 6 degrees. We were pleased to be on the road home but both very tired.
We have had an amazing 6 weeks, seen so much and had such great adventures. The British Isles is a beautiful part of the world and the age of everything is what we noticed most. Every part of the British Isles is characterised by old architecture, roads, bridges and homes. The fact that many smaller villages are built by the sea only adds to their character. We have enjoyed every moment exploring and the fact that we met up with family added to our trip.
Have decided to complete this blog with a list of some of “the best”:
Best scone- Dotty’s cafe, Staithes
Best beer- Headless Dog, Belfast
Best drink-Marilyn Munro Cocktail-Anchor Line Bar, Glasgow
Best views- Ring of Kerry road, Edinburgh to Inverness Road, 360 degree view of Dublin from Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Best tourist attractions-Singapore Gardens, Viking Museum-York, Guinness Storehouse- Dublin, Eden Project-Cornwall, Mary Kings Close- Edinburgh, Cliffs of Moher- Ireland, Black Taxi Tour-Belfast, Titanic Centre- Belfast, Conwy Castle-Conwy, Fort William to Mallaig steam train trip- Scotland, Kilmainham Gaol- Dublin
Best air b n b- Clara’s Cottage, Looe
Best entertainment -Tina, London
Best hotel-Metropole Hotel- Cork, Z Hotel-Glasgow
Best bargain-Staiton Park and Ride, Edinburgh- three days free parking.
Best breakfast- Lough Key House Bed and Breakfast
Best lunch- China Town, Singapore, Rick Stein’s Seafood Reastaurant- Padstow
Best dinner-The Manners Hotel Bakewell, Liberty Grill-Cork, Market Lane- Cork, Quay Kitchen- Galway, Molly’s Yard- Belfast, Jonny Fox- Dublin hills
Best bars- Blue Light- Dublin hills, Jolly Sailor- Looe, House of Belfast, Temple Bar- DublinRead more