Stroke city! Londonderry/Derry is sometimes referred to as stroke city as some people call it Londonderry, and some Derry. It's quite a controversial topic in the region between locals, so we avoided calling it anything while we were there.
We left Belfast at about 1pm and drove along the Causeway Coast Route. It was a beautiful drive, that eventually brought us to the Carrick-a-Redge Rope Bridge. Unfortunately we made it 15 minutes later than the closing time (we weren't aware there was a closing time for the bridge). We had a look over the coast before jumping back in the car. Shortly after we arrived at the Giants Causeway. What a stunning place! It was volcanic eruptions that created the rectangular column rocks- its insane! I didnt get any photos on my iPod, only on my camera so the blog photo is just a boring map unfortunately. It was dark by the time we left the Giants Causeway so we headed straight to Derry from there. We stayed in the cutest B&B pretty close to the centre of town. We headed into town, had a delicious baked potato and watched some traditional Irish music in a quaint little pub- Paeder O'Something. I don't remember whether it was O'connor or O'donnelly!
Thursday it was pouring with rain so we headed off after breakfast. Before we left we visited the Museum of Free Derry- a museum about the troubles in Northern Ireland, and in particular, Bloody Sunday. The museum is right where most of the deaths on Bloody Sunday. A very gloomy, yet interesting museum. The man running the museum lost his brother on Bloody Sunday, so we got a very personal account of it. We had a quick look at the Bloody Sunday Memorial before heading out of town.
Next stop, Sligo!