Saturday, March 5, 2016

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland. It is located on the edge of a basalt outcropping in County Antrim (between Portballintrae and Portrush), and is accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. The castle is surrounded by extremely steep drops on either side, which may have been an important factor to the early Christians and Vikings who were drawn to this place where an early Irish fort once stood. This castle is also the subject of a song named "Dunluce Castle" written by George Millar and sung by the Irish Rovers.

It's really humbling to  be in such old places, imaging how the people lived. In spite of their wealth, their lives were so much more complicated than ours.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Royal Portrush Golf Course

For those who love golf, check out the views first and the sand traps next. Isn't this the right combination for a day at the beach. I definitely got my money's worth here. I am pretty sure I hit more shots than anyone else. Doesn't that make me the winner.