Bratts tour of UK & Ireland



Auckland to Heathrow

Heathrow to Gatwick

Gatwick to Bath

Bath to Port Isaac

Port Isaac to Dorchester

Dorchester to Abbey Wood

London - Day 7

London - Day 8

Abbey Wood to Ashford


Ashford to Brecon

Brecon to Abergavenny

Abergavenny to Chester

Chester to Stranraer

Stranraer to Omagh

Omagh to Dublin

Dublin to Glenville

Glenville to Lough Ree

Lough Ree to Belfast

Belfast to Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond to Inverness

Inverness to the Grampians

The Grampians to Edinburgh

Edinburgh to Consett

Consett to Doncaster

Doncaster to Warwick

Warwick to Moreton-In-Marsh

Moreton-In-Marsh to Cirencester

Cirencester to Fareham

Fareham to Heathrow to Hong Kong

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DAY 19 - Lough Ree to Belfast 16/06/2005
After a death defying stunt by a truck driver and a nap for our driver to recover we searched various small towns in Southern Ireland to use up our Euros before heading back to English pound Belfast Police Stationsterling territory. We couldn't find a decent Irish T-Shirt to spend the money on so as usual settled for food. We also used the money to buy diesel as it is cheaper in Ireland even taking into account the the exchange difference and the fact Ireland works in kilometres and England miles.

We weren’t long in Northern Ireland before we came across the double barricaded CCTV covered police stations. We quickly drove out of the main centre to a council run campsite in the suburbs. Although the people were nice it still felt hostile with the large fences and locks on the gates and buildings.


We met a chap from Gore on holiday with his girlfriend from Perth. They had been to visit an aunt who verified there was no peace-time in Northern Ireland; the fighting continues to this day.


Yummy curry and chipsWe ventured down to the local chippy still in search of that traditional Irish meal. Roger settled for the Irish beef burger and I tried the curry and chips, mmmmm England meets India cuisine agrees with me. Soggy fried chips with curry gravy poured over them is an acquired taste like oysters, however I did renege on the offer for vinegar on top of that.


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