Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ireland--Traveling by Rail


Dublin has a very nice rail station. These are the tracks near the station.

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There is limited rail service within Ireland. Discounts apply to Seniors, Youth, and Children on the Ireland Rail Pass.

A Little Bit of Dublin -- Bridges


Ha'Penny Bridge


Rory O'More Bridge

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O'Connell Bridge

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Little Bit of Dublin - More Doors



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Oops, sorry. This one's a the brewery....

A Little Bit of Dublin --Doors





What can you do when you end up in Dublin on a rainy day, which happens to be Good Friday, and everything is closed? You hop on one of the "Up-Down" buses and go around the city 3 times. Dublin is known for it's wide variety of interesting doors.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dover Castle

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Dating from the 1160's (12th Century), this magnificent castle commands the skyline as you sail away from Dover. We will explore it more in depth when we return in June.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Western Docks, Dover

The Western Docks at the Port of Dover are very busy, also. Motorcoaches arriving from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports pull onto the Western Docks, so that cruise passengers will have easy access to the ships. In addition, there is ample parking for cruise passengers. A few of the cruise lines using this port are:
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines (Ships: Balmoral and Braemar)
Princess Cruise Lines (Ship: Ocean Princess)
Holland America Cruise Lines (Ship: Eurodam)
Saga (Ships: Saga Pearl II, Saga Ruby, Saga Spirit of Adventure)
Norwegian Cruise Lines (Ship: Norwegian Sun)
Disney Cruise Line (Ship: Disney Magic)
Seaborn Cruise Lines (Ship: Seabourn Sojourn)
MSC Cruise Line (Ship: MSC Opera)
Swan Hellenic (Ship: Minerva)
Oceania Cruise Lines (Ship: Regatta)
A complete list of ships and sailing dates can be found on the Port of Dover link above.


This is the view looking towards Folkestone from the Western Docks.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dover, Eastern Docks


Several ferry lines operate numerous crossings each day. This French ferry line crosses the 21 mile crossing to Calais nearly 30 times a day. In addition to Sea France, P&O Ferries make even more crossings each day to Calais, while the Norfolk Line crosses to Dunkirk and LD Lines services Boulogne from the 9 docks on the eastern side of the Dover dock system. It is easy to understand why these docks are classified as the world's busiest passenger port system.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Where Will We Be Starting Our Next Trip?


Hint: Take into consideration the lower part of the photo. I would love your comments, please..
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Friday, May 14, 2010

New Travel Blog

I had originally intended to use my blog "APPLIQUE ON THE GO" as both an applique and travel blog. I have decided to create this separate blog solely for travel, and not only will I be including photos not shown on my original blog, but also new photos for upcoming trips. There are places to visit, and they deserve more than a one or two photo reference in a quilting blog.