travelled out of Dublin to Belfast by bus- took forever, and we had the hottest bus!! We were down to our tee shirts in no time at all. It was hilarious on the bus as we had a group of irish lads who had been celebrating a stag do and had been drinking rather alot, well cutting a long story short, one needed a rest area! He tried in one bus station- line too long so we had to pull over on the M1 and he did his comfort break by the side of the bus with all these lads and japanese tourists taking photos- he had a round of applause given to him when he returned to the bus seat!rnarrived in Belfast to a really nice hostel- I think this might be ground hog day!! Did I write about the hostel before- oh well I am tired!!rnOff to the causeway and Carrick- a- Rede bridge . The bridge was an experience all to itself. We set off down the coast with this dippy Irish driver pointing out all these sights that we couldnt bloody see because of the rain!! He stopped at the bridge and we walked 1/2 mile down through superb countryside in blinding sideways rain to the bridege. The wind was blowing 30 miles per hour , the bridge hangs over a 90 foot drop, sea crashing down below on some very sharp rocks.So off the kids went, they had to wait for some people to return from the island and I think the anticipation was nearly killing them. At last the old gatekeeper who was dressed in a long sou'wester and GLOVES on July 1st!! let them cross, it was hilarious they crossed to the other side and then came quickly back. Back up through the countryside and then off to the bus to Bushmills distillery. Stopped in a gross little hotel and had 'lunch' watery soup and a cheese sandwich, kids had crappy burger and fries. Oh well the info on Bushmills was worth it, the river Bush named the whiskey and Irish whiskey is spelt with an E in it for excellence! Off to Dunluce castle, it was built in 1600 and the kitchen fell off into the sea in 1700 with 7 cooks and some servants in it1 we took pics and then headed off to the highlight of the tour the Giants Causeway, aleedgedly built by finn mcCool to reach another giant in Scotland. This is a real wonder, it is formed out of 40,000 hexagonal basalt rocks and looks like someone has carved it by hand. Some are concave some convex, some covered with barnacles. They lead all the way into the sea. we had a blast climbing all over them. we saw a lady get soaked by the sea as she was trying to get that perfect shot of the causeway. The walk down was a mile- down sttep and windy paths so we opted for the bus that for £1 takes you up- need less to say it was worth it!rnBack off to Belfast in some brighter weather, playing charades on the bus. We boarded the Dublin bus and hit dublin at 11pm - the taxi que was horrendous 50 deep- off to our hotel- diog tired but we really enjoyed it.