>  Trip 2023   >  Ballycastle and Environs

The good weather followed us from North Wales to Ireland, and we’ve been blessed with glorious (and probably quite unseasonal) days of sunshine. We’re staying in a cute little cottage in Ballycastle, a 5-minute walk away from the water. It’s a beautiful corner of the world.

A beach playground just around the corner from our house? This is the stuff five-year-old dreams are made of.
The kids had their first ever horseback ride.
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge — one of the more famed attractions in Northern Ireland, in part due to its featuring in Game of Thrones — is just a ten-minute drive up the coast.
Beautiful cliffs on the walk out to the rope bridge. The day was so clear, we could see clear to Scotland. (Those are the grey peaks in the far distance — the nearer island is Rathlin Island)
The rope bridge spans a small chasm over to Carrick-a-Rede. In its original form, it had only one hand rope.
Don’t look down!

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