Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge was never really in our itinerary but we ended up there as we had extra time in our hands after visiting the Giant’s Causeway.
From the parking spot, the distance to the bridge was around 2 miles (3.2 km) of walking. The strong, violent gusts of the wind sent me further back than up. Luckily, my dad was there to protect me from the fierce gales, or I would’ve flown away before I could reach halfway through! A word of advice: NEVER GO TO THE BRIDGE WITHOUT A BOTTLE OF WATER! I know you might be thinking, “Who needs water in such a cool environment?” So, here’s my answer, “the environment in Ireland is very cold, but higher the altitude you are, the more dehydrated you will feel”. Anyways, let’s skip that part…
The view was absolutely astounding! The coastline is absolutely STUNNING & you can see neighboring island called the Viking islands (because the Vikings used to keep their loot there) & also the Sheep Island (where the locales hid their sheeps from the Vikings)! Isnt that funny that both the looted & the looter were hiding their things in neighbouring islands!
On our way, we saw some cute scottish cows with ruffled hair & also some very weird looking snails!
If you manage to cross the rope bridge then you are really a very brave person, because that bridge can really swing like crazy in the strong wind! Sometimes, the guard at the entrance to the bridge won’t let you walk upon it, but don’t take it personally, because when the wind is too strong, you might lose balance and topple over the abyss. If you are amongst the lucky few to cross the rope bridge then you will be awarded with a Certificate saying you have “…successfully crossed the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.” Well, well…that may not be same as receiving a Certificate for climbing Mt. Everest but after crossing the dingly, shaky rope bridge…it feels like climbing the Mt. Everest!
Overall, it was an amazing 3 hours spent amidst nature and adventure & I hope that you will visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and tell us about your experience!
About Me: I am a 10-year-old and co-blog with my mom! Our Ireland trip had been an amazing journey of discovery of a new culture, interesting history & amazing natural wonders. This is my 1st post on our Ireland Trip and will soon add rest of my adventures in Ireland in subsequent post. Hope you enjoyed this post! Looking forward to read your comments & getting to know you better!