Scotch-Irish Cruise Journal—Epilogue

We’ve been home now for a few days, and I am trying to get back into the work mindset. I’m dealing with personnel problems in my law firm, reading through hundreds of emails that came in while I was gone, and trying to organize all that is ahead of me and needs to be done […]

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Scotch-Irish Cruise Journal—Day 12

Today we said goodbye to the ship that had been our home for the last eight days. Our adventure in Dublin began when we boarded the cab that would take us to the hotel. The cab driver, true to the stereotype, was very colorfull. His favorite word was “fock,” which loosely translated into English means, […]

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Scotch-Irish Cruise Journal—Day 11

We imposed few expectations on the Isle of Man. This was based more on ignorance than fact or opinion. We all later agreed Mann was one of our two favorite destinations. Mann was home to the Celts, then early Christians, then Vikings, and now the very wealthy and the annual Isle of Man TT motorcycle […]

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Scotch-Irish Cruise Journal—Day 10

Sometimes life does not go as planned. Today we were to anchor in Portrush in Northern Ireland. The Wife and I planned to see the Giants Causeway and visit Royal Portrush Golf Club shop. It was not to be. The swells were too large, and our captain determined it unsafe to attempt to tender to […]

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Scotch-Irish Cruise Journal—Day 9

Oban is a young town by Scottish standards. Even St. Columba’s Cathedral, which initially grabbed my attention, was built in 1959. Our ship would only be anchored in the bay from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., so we ate breakfast and headed into town in the morning to see what there was to see. Being […]

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