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My second ferry crossing took place between Cairnryan (Scotland) and Belfast, in a very windy Irish sea, so it was quite funny to read that Europe was under a heat wave which, I’m glad to report, certainly didn’t occur this side of the Irish Sea (La Merdirlande pour Ingrid😉 )

IMG_7385not only was it grey but it was foggy as well….and sheep, cut pine trees (which by the way didn’t look very healthy) and vast meadows were all I saw and actually enjoyed till I reached Stranraer, Castle Douglas and Dumfries!

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panoramic view from St John’s Casle, Stranraer

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Then came the crossing…. IMG_7402 IMG_7403IMG_7405IMG_7419IMG_7416

a welcome tea during this smooth yet quite windy crossing!
a welcome tea during this smooth yet quite windy crossing!
reaching the Irish Coasts
reaching the Irish Coasts
tide was already low...
tide was already low…
arriving in  Belfast
arriving in Belfast