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Causeway Coast and Glens

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  • Day50

    Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede

    August 22, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Snapshot
    Where - Coastal Route Northern Ireland
    Weather - fine
    Steps - almost 19,000 or 12km and a massive 101 floors

    Finishing off our journey along the Coastal route of Northern Ireland saw us taking in the sights of Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the well known Giants Causeway. We thought that each place would only require about an hour to explore each place... but we were Oh so wrong! Even though they are only a few miles apart, the crowds meant we had to purchase a ticket and wait for our time slot to cross the bridge, and also for the Giants Causeway we really found it difficult to find a park.

    Both places also required a lot of walking including a lot of steps, hence the 101 floor equivalent we climbed today. However, despite all this, the scenic beauty was magnificent and well worth the effort (even if I did lose my balance on the causeway steps and ended up in a little puddle, hurting only my pride). Some of these places are also used in the filming of Game of Thrones, but as I don't watch this show, I'm not really sure.

    It started raining so we decided to give Londonderry a miss and headed to our accommodation. Heading towards Belfast in the morning.
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  • Day45

    To Belfast day 45 Wed 6 Jun 2018

    June 6 in the United Kingdom

    Breakfast then left Aaranmore bed and breakfast in Antrim and drove to Ballintoy Harbour which was far more scenic than I expected. After taking many photos drove on to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. We directed to a car park in a old limestone quarry. While Yvonne visited Carrick-a-Rede island via the rope bridge I explored the old limestone workings roads and some sea caves nearby. Took photos of the nearby Sheep Island as well as Carrick-a-Rede. Drove to Fair Head and walked a twelve kilometre marked route. There were hexagonal basalt columns in parts of the vertical cliffs and most of the people there were rock climbers. There were views to the Rathlin Island which was partly obscured by mist. We passed the Lough-na-Cranagh with a stone wall surrounding the edge of a small island built possibly in the Iron Age, possibly Early Christian. Back at the Fair Head car park had a pleasant conversation with the farmer who owned the land. The farm is 400 acres and carries 500 sheep for meat and about 50 cattle. Followed the scenic coastal route to Carrickfergus and took photos of the Castle and harbour. Ate steak and chips in a local hotel before driving to Belfast. The GPS took us to the end of the street where our accomodation was located but there was no street sign. Having located the terrace house there was no answer on the phone number supplied by Booking.com. Another number on the door directed us to another terrace house a block away also without off street parking that was in the process of being renovated around the paying guests. There was no toilet paper or hot water and the front and back doors of the unattended property could not be locked. Fortunately the owner responded to our calls and turned up with toilet paper and turned on the hot water about 10pm.Read more

  • Day37

    Day 7 - Arc re Triomf

    November 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The Arc of Triomf Barcelona was constructed in the form of traditional European memorial arch but was in fact the main entrance gate to the Universal Exposition in 1888 which was held in Parc de la Ciutadella.

    The body of the arch is made of exposed red brick with stone frieze facing Passeig de Sant Joan and shows Barcelona welcoming the nation to the exhibition. One of the symbols repeated on the arch is bats. Apparently, the bat was King Jaume I's lucky charm, under his rule Spain flourished and the bat became a popular symbol. The arch has 12 stone statues of women which are an allegorical representation of fame.....you go girlsRead more

  • Day10

    Giant Causeway

    September 11 in the United Kingdom

    Nina: „Warum fahren die denn alle so schnell?“

    Simon: „Ich weiß auch nicht“.

    Nina: „Aber hier ist nur 40, ich fahre schon 60, sonst bekommt der Typ hinter mir die Krise“.

    Simon: „Ich glaub, wir sind schon über die Grenze. Dann sind das vielleicht Meilen-Angaben?“

    Nina: „😱 stimmt! Wäre ja auch langweilig, ne Landesgrenze zu markieren und Meilen dazu zu schreiben, wie die normalen Iren mit KM es bisher getan haben“.

    Am Giant Causeway angekommen, sind die Kassen leider schon geschlossen 😬. Also kostenlos und in Ruhe das Naturwunder bestaunen und beklettern!

    Auf dem Parkplatz sprach uns danach noch eine ältere Deutsche an, ob wir sie und ihre beiden Mitwanderinnen mitnehmen können, sie haben den letzten Bus verpasst. Doch da die beiden anderen bereits ein Taxi gerufen hatten, konnten wir leider nicht helfen. Dabei hätten wir sie sogar bis an den Zielort gebracht...
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  • Day10

    Bushmill

    September 11 in the United Kingdom

    Schritte: 13.402
    KM: 10,8

    Mal wieder eine nette alte Dame, die uns einkehren lässt und mit Tips versorgt. Morgen wird allerdings ein taffer Tag. Mal sehen, was wir schaffen.

    Jetzt gibt erst mal Reste-Essen, um die Vorräte zu leeren. Kaum zu glauben, dass wir morgen schon wieder unser mobiles Heim zurück geben müssen 😥.Read more

  • Day11

    Dark Hedge

    September 12 in the United Kingdom

    Auch wenn wir wie erwähnt keine Fans von Games of Thrones sind, war die Verlockung nur 5 Meilen daran vorbei zu fahren zu groß. Also nahmen wir den Umweg in Kauf.

    Naja, Bäume halt. Hübsch anzusehen, aber so ohne Bezug, doch eher öde.

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