We checked out and drove the 1/4 mile to IHOP for breakfast. For the third day in a row I was stunned by how much food you are given in restaurants in this country. It really shows how much my lifestyle has changed in the last ten years since I moved to Dublin. I ordered the 'sampler' but changed the three pancake option for toast and still could not finish it. After 2.5 cups of blick coffee I was a bit wired and ready to take on the day.
We drove back into town and over to Goat Island to check out the views and the boats docked there. Then, we parked up and strolled around the main strip, Bowens Wharf and Bannister's Wharf taking in the sights and sounds of Newport. It really is a nice part of the world and wouldn't be a bad place to spend the long, lazy days of summer chilling out.
Next we drove across town to check out the cliff walk. We parked right next to the most famous part - the Forty Steps. The steps mark the spot where workers and servants from the mansions along the cliffs would meet and socialise. They are quite steep and lead to a balcony that provides great views of the Atlantic Ocean.