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Northern Ireland – Cushendun

Caves The first full day of our mini trip was forecast to have the best weather. In the run up to the holiday, I did my usual compulsive weather checking and it kept getting sunnier and sunnier. Now sun is all well and good, but it’s not always good for my style of photography.

When we woke up it was overcast and cloudy, but as the day went on, the cloud dispersed leaving with a pretty clear sky by the time it was afternoon.Cushendun

In the morning we left our B&B and made the short drive to Cushendun. It was only about 5 mins away, and when we got there we were pretty much the only people there.
As we were leaving though it was really busy. I think it might be one of the stop offs on the Game of Thrones tours as the scene where Melisandre gives birth to the shadow thing was filmed there.

As we were leaving on the last day the lady who runs our B&B was showing us the health and safety checks HBO had done before allowing filming at the caves. Apparently they had rented out all of the B&Bs near by, one of which had to have a room which needed to be kept at a constant temperature so the shadow baby thing didn’t deform!

Northern Ireland – Carrick-a-Rede

Carriak-a-RedeKinbane Coast line

We went to Ireland for a few days. We arrived in the afternoon, and after checking into the B&B we went off to explore a little bit.

Coastline near Carrick-a-Rede

The rope bridge had no tickets left so we just walked up and down the coast a bit.

Outlook

Even though it looked sunny, it was really windy and the wind was quite bitter. we shall have to try to go over the rope bridge another day!

Coastline near Carrick-a-Rede

Isle of Arran – Day 4

Rain over Brodick Today was forecast to be the best day of our mini break, so today was the day we would try to reach Goatfell Summit. We got up a bit later and had a more relaxed morning, before driving a brief way to park at the start of the walk. Goatfell

The weather forecast had remained favourable so we set off optimistically to reach the top.

Raining The first thing to note was that it was very windy. Due to this we didn’t make it all the way to the top. Goatfell

The second thing to note was that on our way back down it started hailing pretty much sideways and we got soaked – so we were glad we didn’t go all the way to the top!

Downpour We are now both pretty pooped! The Path to Goatfell

Malham part 3

Gordale Scar

Even though the weather was miserable, I did appreciate the mist. Maybe not the rain so much, but I do love misty, bleak landscapes.

Malham Cove

We had tea at Beck Hall and it was very nice. We had lunch at a pub in the village which wasn’t so good.

Gordale Scar

When we woke up on Sunday it was sunny (The forecast said it would snow overnight and be foggy in the morning) so that was a bit annoying because had I known it would be nice I would have gotten up for the sunrise!

Janet's Foss

Back home now though, awaiting the next holiday – the Isle of Arran!

Malham Cove

Farmer's hut