Ulster 11.08.2016


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Often Northern Ireland is called as Ulster, but it's incorrect. Ulster has 9 parts, while only 6 of them make Northern Ireland and 3 others are in Republic of Ireland. So in one of the days my way was on Ulster seaside.

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Nature is the main thing to come and see in Ireland. Even a permanent drizzle didn't spoil the overall impression.

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Because of such a weather the grass looks unbelievably green. It's really amazing that the colour is so saturated.

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And whet is the Ireland without ships? There are a lot of them. And it looks nobody is looking after them during the day. Fortunately they are not running near big roads.

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In 18th century Stuart family planted beech trees along the road. For the last almost 3 hundreds years it grew up into a beautiful hedges. The Dark Hedges.

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This place was filmed in Games of Thrones series. Thus fans believe this is a must see place. So there are a lot of people even in such a drizzle. So it takes a while to make a good shop without a huge crowd in it. Or may be I had to come here in the very early morning to make a good one. There are a lot of places where Games of Thrones was shot in Northern Ireland. Fans even has a special map with all such places marked there. This is how they can learn about local nature points of interest.

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Not far away, just about 20km from here, there is an interesting rope bridge. It's a tourist place, yearly it has almost 250 thousands visitors. Though it's an amazing place.

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The bridge is open all year round, though it is also a subject of weather. If it's too windy, then it's not allowed to enter the bridge. But it's still allowed to look at it. Just looking is free, if you want to walk there then you have to buy a ticket.

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It's a long trail to the bridge. More than 15 minutes walking. Though I wasn't lucky with weather at all. And even got my shoes completely wet.

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The bridge itself is relatively small, though it's about 30m above the water and stones. So no surprise why it's forbidden to enter there while the wind is strong.

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Though you still have make t quick glance under security supervision :)

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Nearby there is Ballintoy Harbour. Unbelievably picturesque place. I don't think I need to comment these photos:

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A little bit further there is a Giant's causeway. The most famous tourist place in Northern Ireland. And the last place for the day. Unfortunately my photos were not good enough due to technical issues, so here are photos from the internet:

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