We’ll be heading home in a few days. I have so much to say about our Irish adventure but need to organize my thoughts. I’ve mentioned the weather. I’ll mention it again because our photos can’t do justice to the beauty of the country. So often we see the sun shining across spectacular landscapes but can’t stop to get a photo. The sun and rain change within minutes. We can be driving in a heavy rain and ahead of us the sun is shining. It seems like the most striking photos are under gray skies.

Today we drove along the Causeway Route from Carrickfergus to Bushmills.The road winds along the coast with great views of cliffs and mountains ahead. I was driving and happy to be hugging the left side of the road. In many places the right lane had only a stone wall between it and a drop into water. It looked like it would be an unpleasant roll down a rock cliff.

The road we took is also a bicycle route. It didn’t look like much fun to be cycling in the rain with gale force winds one area. It was also scary to be driving on a narrow, curving road with a cliff on one side and drop off on the other and turn a curve to discover a number of cyclists. Slow to a crawl and wait for a place where there’s a little visibility of oncoming traffic.

Easier to go through than around.

Easier to go through than around.

Farms and the sea

                               Farms and the sea

Cliffs along Causeway Coast Highway.

                                Cliffs along Causeway Coast Highway.