This famous rope bridge in Ireland connects the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. The original bridge was built over 300 years ago by locals looking to go salmon fishing on the island. Underneath the bridge are some small caves, which were used as homes of boat builders, and as a place to take shelter during storms.
There have been instances of visitors being too scared to face a return trip across the bridge, and a boat having to be called to remove them from the tiny island.
During our bus ride, our tourguide/bus driver kept on saying that we should make a short prayer for the weather to improve and for the rain to stop..cos if not we wouldnt be able to cross the bridge and enjoy the breathtaking sights…of course i prayed. haha and God is so so good for answering, it stopped raining each time we had our bus stops to explore the sights.
2nd stop: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It is connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean. Suspended almost 100ft (30m) above sea level!! It was first erected by salmon fishermen 350 years ago, def. felt the adrenaline rush!! :)
The rocky outcrops surrounding Carrick-a-Rede bridge are splashed with colour during the spring and summer seasons. But County Antrim’s most vibrant colours can be found away from the shores, in valleys such as Glenariff, one of the nine Glens of Antrim: valleys that stretch from the Antrim Hills to the northern coast.
The largest of the nine, Glenariff is most popular for its Glenariff Forest Park, a massive expanse of forestland that has charming waterfalls, riverside walks, trails and fields of bluebells. (Credit: Chris Hill/National Geographic Creative)
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1988, the nine Glens of Antrim were shaped as glaciers carved through the region’s steep plateau hills during the Ice Age. Inhabitants of the glen townships – Ballycastle, Waterfoot, Cushendun and Glenarm – are primarily descendants of the native Irish, and the Ulster and Hebridean Scots. (Credit: Chris Hill/National Geographic Creative)