Had a lovely drive along the causeway coast heading out in a loop from Belfast city center through Carrickfergus, Larne, Glenarm, Waterfoot, Cushendall (Redbay), Ballycastle, on to the Giants Causeway, Bushmills, then back down through Ballymoney (God bless you Joey Dunlop), onto the M2 and on towards Belfast again. Close to 300 kilometers in all, the scenery was fabulous from the Glens of Antrim, to Fair Head, Carrick a Rede, the Causeway, Rathlin Island, and across to the Mull of Kintyre and Islay in the distance.
Ballycastle was lovely looking across to Rathlin Island and Fair Head. The weather was so good that we could see Ailsa Craig in the distance.
A highlight for me was passing through Waterfoot (Redbay), once famous for its plaice fishing amongst a range of other species, I believe the venue like so many others now lives on its past memories.
Of course we had to take in Carrick a Rede and the Giants Causeway, bit of a shock though what the National Trust has done, whatever about the rope bridge, paying £17.00 sterling (two adults) for the privilege of parking your vehicle and walking down to the Giants Causeway was excessive, people know when they have been ripped off.
The history of the salmon fishing tradition at Carrick a Rede though was very interesting, in fact this was the reason for the rope bridge being constructed in the first place. Without a doubt I will travel up and visit the area again before too long, only next time I will stay a few days.