Our first stop out of Belfast was the charming town of Glenarm, where we stopped for food and ATM. Very picturesque:
Lacking any sort of place to get food to go, we bought bread and sandwich things and I fashioned some sandwiches in the car. We also succeeded in setting up my iPod so that we could listen to some music rather than more obscure talk radio, so I had the surreal experience of listening to Snoop Dogg's P.I.M.P. while sitting in the car on a street like this (actually, I think that little red car is ours):
Sandwiched up, we got back on the road. Here's what our view looked like most of the time:
Next stop was the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Now, I have a pretty decent fear of heights, but I was assured by many that it was "not that bad" and as long as there weren't other people shaking the bridge, it felt pretty steady. I was confident that I could do it, as long as I threated bodily harm to any people who looked like they might shake the bridge while I was on it. You have to walk about a kilometer to get to the bridge from the car park, and the views were amazing. This is Sheep Island, which begged the question: Can sheep swim? Consensus: yes, if they have to, but not that well.
Clearly, I'm alive to tell the tale, but I haven't time now to do so, as I'm late to go somewhere. For now, I'll leave a taste of what's in store:
Looks like you had a nice sunny day at the rope bridge! Now picture trying to cross it in driving rain and winds. Not fun. Glenarm looks so cute– love those photos! Looking forward to more of your recaps. 🙂