Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge Ireland
This blog is part of a MASSIVE day out.
There were so many cool things we did, they warranted separate blogs.
To read about our full day, please click here: Portstewart to Carlingford
We also visited the Giants Causeway
We arrive, and with my lack of voice, and my burning temperature with this cold, I had left the coat behind in the car. But I wanted to go across a rope bridge that connected this rocky island as it is connected to the cliffs on each side.
Taking the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island is amazing, and is a great cliff-top experience.
On one side there is a 30-meters deep drop to a 20-meters wide chasm.
This is a rope bridge that traversed the cliff sides and was traditionally erected by salmon fishermen.
So we were able to wander over to the island, and there was the traditional hut, with rusted old anchors.
What a life they must have had.
I can’t image the isolation they must have felt, especially on a blustery Irish winter’s day.
The view is breathtaking. Nothing can describe this coastline. You need to see it yourself
Both sides of the island and cliff sides seem so different.
We wander back over, and we feel like this road trip has been so amazing. I can’t believe how much we have seen and achieved.
I feel a lot better. We seemed to have done so much walking today.
We head back and we have to go to dine and find accommodation — and we have a long way to go!
Located at: 119a Whitepark Rd, Ballintoy, County Antrim BT54 6LS, United Kingdom
Questions and Comments
- Have you been to Ireland?
- What do you find fascinating about Ireland?
- Did you get to climb to the Carrick-A-Rede-Rope bridge??
- How was the experience?
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