Some of the other places along the Northern Ireland coast are lovely too - I stayed in Bushmills famous for it's whiskey distillery. Now there is so much to see you need a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and my B&B lady certainly delivered on that score - a full Irish breakfast:-
|Home made Irish soda breads - white |
and brown - divine!
|Egg, bacon, sausage, soda bread, potato |
farl and pancake - TDF!!!!
|Two of the ladies at the farm - they all had calves.|
|Bushmills Town Centre, complete with bunting!|
|The Bushmills Distillery.|
|Licensed since 1608.|
|The River Bush seen in the valley near |
|One of the mills on the river in Bushmills.|
|Someone In Bushmills has a hedge sofa in their |
front garden - how adorable is this?!
|However in Ballintoy they really had gone |
pink with a bike outside the local youth hostel.
|The local pub painted pink....|
|A tractor and the litter bin painted pink...|
|And even a pink fisherman and bike stuck |
out in the bay!!!
|Here a few views of Ballintoy's harbour |
and church as well as a pair of Eider Ducks.
This harbour was used for Game of Thrones.
(PS I am trying to learn how to make collages but
it's not going very well - tips welcome!)
|Heading west from Bushmills you pass Dunluce Castle.|
|It certainly is perched high upon the rocks!|
|Dunluce at sunset on a grey day(!)|
|The silvery light plays on the Ocean|
|On my last day on my June trip the weather |
turned to rain and you can see how damp
it looks at Dunluce.
|These young cattle were totally bedraggled |
and wishing they had some shelter!
|Mussenden Temple near Castle Rock - this |
coastline features in the TV series Game of Thrones
|The farthest east that I went was |
Magilligan Point, in Co Londonderry,
famed for it long beach - the sea has
made lovely patterns in the sand!
|Looking across to The Republic of Ireland |
from Magilligan Point - you can cross on
a small ferry that runs on a regular basis.
|One day I stopped to take some photos of the |
scenery and these sheep appeared
VERY surprised to see me LOL!
|And back at the B&B Shadow was |
always there with a warm welcome!