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Back to Northern Ireland

We left Donegal this morning, to return to Northern Ireland. We crossed into Northern Ireland to pass through Strabane, before crossing back to Ireland for a coffee in Lifford. We then crossed back into Northern Ireland and made our way to Derry (Londonderry). Once there, we parked our car outside the old city walls, and circumnavigated the old city atop the walls. We enjoyed a great view of the old town, and of the surrounding city. We also had a clear view of the Bogside area, where, in 1972, the British Army murdered 14 unarmed protesters (and injured 14 others), an event which became known as “Bloody Sunday”. The marchers were protesting against the practice of imprisonment without trial.
We again crossed into Ireland and drove to Ballyliffin, where we had a bowl of seafood chowder at Nancy’s Barn, probably the best chowder we have ever eaten!
Crossing back into Northern Ireland, we headed for our B&B in Coleraine.
Over the course of today, we crossed from Ireland to Northern Ireland, and vice versa, 5 times. Each time, there was no border post, or other indication that we had crossed a frontier (other than a change in road signs). It is shocking that the morons in the British Parliament have not anticipated the complexity that Brexit will introduce with respect to this border, and the passage of people and goods.

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Bishop’s Gate outside old city wall
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View of Derry town
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Beautiful old church in Derry
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Wall mural in Derry
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Peace Bridge in Derry
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Walkway on the old city wall in Derry
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View of homes and wall murals from the city wall
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Another wall mural
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Bogside area in Derry
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Amazing seafood chowder and Irish soda bread!
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Sweet little sheep with bunny-like ears!

Posted by Jimpat 13:13

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Love the murals. I don’t think Brexit will happen and am praying Trump won’t be re-elected too!

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