Saturday, October 26, 2013

Carrick-a-Rede island and rope bridge

These photos are from the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Island. We went there on a day tour that also took us to the Giant's Causeway and Belfast. I will write a review of the tour later.

Carrick-a-Rede island is a very small piece of land accessed by an awesome rope bridge. It costs approximately $9 to cross the rope bridge, however, it was included in our day tour price. It is tough to get photos while on the bridge because you can't pause to take a photo (they want to keep the line moving); perhaps if you go in the off-season you won't be rushed across.

I think we would have been more blown away by Carrick-a-Rede if we had not visited Ireland's Eye the day before; the seclusion of Ireland's Eye allows you to take in the beauty of the environment in a completely different, and absolutely wonderful way. Having to pay to access the island, being rushed across the bridge, and then having so many other people (in relation to Ireland's Eye) on the island, really detracts from the experience. Basically what I am saying is, Carrick-a-Rede is more of a commercialized version of nature, whereas Ireland's Eye is pure.

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The stairs leading to the island/bridge were steep.

Final stairs to the rope bridge.

Crossing the rope bridge (those are Timmy's legs); it was farther up than it looks in this photo.

Timmy crossing the bridge.

View of the bridge from the island.

I love how there is a giant tree that stands out above the silhouette of the mountain (speck on the top left side of the photo).

Finally! Freedom! Haha. No more man-made trails and less rope fences.

I love that the background of some of these photos is so beautiful that it looks like a fake background.

Myself on the rope bridge leaving the island.

Timmy crossing the bridge.

Luckiest cows ever.

1 comment:

  1. HOOOOLY cow! Some of these shots made me dizzy! I'd bet it was absolutely surreal. It really DOES look like you were greenscreened in some of these. Backdrops these gorgeous do NOT exist in real life! ;D


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