Irish Adventures travel blog

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

That's me with the backpack on and hat



Making use of our rain gear

Helen after our walk yesterday

The Elephant Rock

Navigating some boulders we had to cross over



The path we walked along


The Giant's Causeway





I'm sitting in a beautiful little veranda overlooking the ocean as I write my blog today. We just arrived at our B&B for the evening. It's so peaceful and calm here in Bushmills, Northern Ireland.

Yesterday we walked through our last forest (!) from Ballycastle to Ballintoy which was 15.7km. Helen and I both fell in love with the town of Ballycastle. It's right on the sea with some great little shops. I think the owner of a local jewelery store fell in love with us as between the 2 of us we bought 8 pieces of jewelery. What can I say? It was really nice stuff. :)

Yesterday I got to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island over a 30m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. It was an amazing experience for me. Helen took some great pictures for me that I have attached for you.

Today we truly did a coastal walk and walked all along the coast line of Northern Ireland for 19.1km. It was spectacular and like nothing we have ever experienced before. We got to go to the Giant's Causeway. This is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of a volcanic eruption 200-300 years ago. It's one of the biggest visitor attractions in all of Northern Ireland.

Well we're off for dinner and a well deserved drink.

Cheers Sheri

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