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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

Day 10 – Bull’s Bay

Today was our first full day on Anglesey, and we set out to visit some bays on the opposite side of the island to where we are stopping.

Bulls Bay, Angelsey I had wanted to visit Dulas Bay, but I was tired and it was late afternoon so we came home and had a nap. That will have to be a trip for another day.By the Sea

This evening we had a nice enough sunset over the opposite side of the bay.

Trearddur Bay I like this house, it is a bit creepy! Trearddur Bay at Sunset

Day 1 – Norway, Ålesund

Today begins our week long trip to Norway. Norway has long been on my bucket list. Fjords, mountains, black metal, vikings. Perfect!
We had a long day yesterday as we had to drive to the airport, which was about 3 and a half hours. We finally checked into the hotel at the airport just after midnight.

Incoming This morning we had a casual 5 minute stroll to the check in desk, before having a relaxing few hours in the airport. Once we were in Norway I started with “oooh will you look at that” (The only correct response for cloud topped mountains), before the weather changed and Thor welcomed us with a thunderstorm. Ålesund, Norway

Once we were in the hotel and unpacked it blew over, and the rest of the evening has been warm and pleasant. Now, as I type this we are sat on the balcony at the back of the hotel. kB is drinking his £14 beer (!!!!) and we’re looking out at the various islands and mountains and watching the sun dip lower in the sky. It’s still light though, and it’s almost 10 o’clock.

Evening FIshing

Tomorrow we are going to go and get some bits from a supermarket, and explore the city. Apparently we can go on the Ålesund city tour for free, and I want to walk up to the Sukkertoppen and explore the area around there.

Day 5 – Skye to Bamburgh

Loch Laggan dam

Today saw a almost seven hour drive from the Isle of Skye to Bamburgh. We drove West to East through the Highlands, past Edinburgh. It was a lot more wintery, and there was snow on the ground, and along the way it started to snow.

Bamburgh Castle

We arrived in Bamburgh just before sunset, and even though the tide was in I grabbed a couple of shots of the beach and the castle. I stopped because a rather large wave came in and literally soaked my up to my knees. Luckily I managed to grab my camera and tripod so they didn’t get too wet; but my Dr Martens, socks and jeans were sodden! I decided to take this as a sign and leave it there for the day.

Bamburgh Castle

Into our last hotel for a shower before mussels for tea. Up for sunrise to shoot the castle again, and have a little explore of said castle before returning home.