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Today I spent the day on a tour visiting such sites as the Carrik-a-rede Ropebridge, Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle. It blew my daily budget of £30, but it was worth it.
The drive up on the coastal road was breathtaking, despite the overcast weather. Definitely worth going up there for the drive alone. We did have a bit of a hold up due a traffic accident. The roads are so narrow, there was no passing until cleared.
The weather was rainy and windy, so the rope bridge was closed for crossing, but I was able to go down and get pictures.
We grabbed lunch along the way before hitting the distillery. They age their whiskey up to 16 years! Crazy. A sampling awaited at the end, and I chose the distillery reserve not available in stores, aged about 12 years.
The Giants Causeway was a "wonder" for sure. The other "wonder" being the toupe of the Canadian sitting across the aisle from me on the bus. In any event, I was having issues with my camera battery and rain, so I didn't get the best pics nor did I stay long, but I made it there!
The way back we swung by the Dunluce Castle that was built right on the end of this cliff. I guess the kitchen just slid off the side one day, taking some staff with it, and it was at that point they finally realized this wasn't the best place to be living. It's pretty cool to look at still even though in ruins.
I'm having the worst time finding an internet connection that will let me download pics, but I promise to post 'em as soon as I can...maybe from Dublin.