Short roadtrip on the island of Ireland
Last week we visited family in Dublin and went on a short roadtrip to to the north. Since we were travelling with our little two year old girl we had plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery 🙂
The plan was to visit Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and on the way there we also stopped at Carrick-a-Rede to look at a famous rope bridge. I wasn’t so impressed with the actual bridge but the view from the walk there was nice. Our little girl decided to throw up in the car just after leaving the main rode towards the rope bridge and that maybe dampened my enthusiasm a little also.
Giant’s Causeway is an impressive place and I had thought a little bit about how to best photograph it. We started with a path high up on the cliffs which gave us a nice view of the area from above.
When we got down to the seaside it started raining and since it was starting to get pretty late we didn’t hang around too long.
Given the number of people who must visit this place there is of course plenty of shots of it already but I still think it would be an interesting place to spend some time at purely for taking photos, especially evenings or early mornings. That didn’t happen on this trip. We then drove to Portrush where we had booked rooms for the night.
After a good night sleep and a short walk around town we continued towards Malin Head which is the most northern part of the island. We stayed at a B&B for one night and spent some time the next day walking along the cliffs and admiring the view.
After that we felt it was time to head back to the city and started driving towards Dublin again. To make the trip a little more interesting we used the smaller coastal roads and stopped at every now and then so it ended up taking the better part of the day before we were back in Dublin again. All in all a very nice weekend trip!