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.
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.
Nearby, across the road from the harbor, I saw numerous cyclists pedaling down the road possibly in training for a road race.
We didn’t stay long and here are a few scenes from the window of the moving bus that were interesting.
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.
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.
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!
Stay tuned for the next blog post when we finally reach the Giants Causeway.