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Monday, September 24, 2018

N.I. by RR

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the '60s, '70s and early '80s I did see some Rolls-Royces about.
Not the most common car but they were there.



I've often wondered what it would be like to tour Norther Ireland in one of these cars....



Well, there's a new kid in town (or rather Country) in the form of a 1978 Silver Shadow II that has made it's way across the water to it's new owner Terry.
Terry has kindly allowed me to show off  his day trip shots of 'Bluebell' in various parts of the North.

So lets promote it this way:





Here's Bluebell as she starts her journey from 'the mainland' early August.

Terry writes:

"300 miles from Nottingham to Cairnryan totally effortless .. European Causeway just sailed taking us home to Belfast. Thank you David Irvine and Rodd Sala for giving me the courage...."




Oh, so I seem to have been an influence.....


The first car show on the pier at Donaghadee.





Then a car show at Bangor.



And now the County Down tour.
The Ards Peninsula, Strangford Lough and Scrabo Tower.







On the farm.



The Ulster Flying Club where Bluebell meets a Bluebird.



The badge bar is filling....



It's 'Getting Better....'



Ballyholme.





And then a few days later at the Newtownards Priory (c.a.1244).



Grey Abbey c.a 1193.



A little bit of shopping funded by a wedding.....





Sensibly parking far from everyone else.



The 1950 Samuel Kelly lifeboat.



Bangor Castle.



Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard's famous Samson crane.



The Titanic museum in Belfast.



Sneaking in close to a cruise ship on Belfast Lough.



By the decommissioned 1914 Royal Navy C class light cruiser H.M.S. Caroline.



And finally meeting a blue Lotus by the water.



Now doesn't that make you want to see Northern Ireland now?

More photos to come on this.

(Posted by David Irvine - many thanks to Terry Waugh).



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