Carnlough – Northern Ireland

Carnlough was one of the towns we stopped in on our way along the coast of Northern Ireland.  It was an ordinary rest stop but the scenery was not ordinary.

Picturesque Carnlough
The Mighty Atom is a boat filled with flowers and plants.

Right away my eye was drawn to the small harbor which held a number of boats and a passageway way for the boats to navigate out to sea. We did not have long to explore but I was able to take a few photos of the harbor.  With the grey clouds,  I was reminded of some of the scenes from ‘Game of Thrones’ which was filmed along this coastline.

Picturesque Carnlough
Picturesque Carnlough is a harbor town on the road to Giants Causeway

Nearby, across the road from the harbor, I saw numerous cyclists pedaling down the road possibly in training for a road race.

Cyclists pedal through the town of Carnlough on a cloudy day.

We didn’t stay long and here are a few scenes from the window of the moving bus that were interesting.

Picturesque church in town of Carnlough
Old stone church is surrounded by gravestones in the Carnlough vicinity.
Elderly people sign
A roadside caution sign reads ‘Elderly people’ with a picture of two old people.

We were treated to a pastoral scene at our next stop where sheep grazed on a hilltop with flowers in the foreground and the sea beyond. Through the mist you could see a cliff in the distance.

Sheep graze on a hilltop.
Sheep graze on a hilltop with a view of the ocean in Northern Ireland.

If you faced in a different direction you could take a view of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.  Hiking down to the bridge would have taken more time that we were allotted but you could see many tourists traversing the swinging rope bridge to the island.

Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge allow tourists to cross to the island.

In this part of the country, you are treated to many views such as this scene of a hillside where the property line is marked by treelines or rock fences but the grass is the most remarkable shade of emerald green! Doesn’t matter if it is north or south, Ireland is very green!

Hillside in rural Northern Ireland.
A hillside in rural Northern Ireland shows property divisions and emerald green grass.

Stay tuned for the next blog post when we finally reach the Giants Causeway.