September 21, Monday.
Ireland.com has such excellent instructions (and descriptions) (and photos) for exploring out-of-the-way places that I was almost discouraged at writing up this trip.
We drove from Belfast to Ballycastle via the Coastal Causeway Route. #19 is Carrickfergus Castle which we had done as a day trip from Belfast the previous day. Our first stop was actually Glenarm with its friary and bridge (#16), with two more stops at Carnlough with its harbour and Cushendale for lunch (unmarked). Near Cushendun we made a Scenic Route side trip up a narrow road to Torr Head (dotted line) before heading into Ballycastle, our destination for the day.
Glenarm, a friary and bridge.
Carnlough with its harbour.
A Lunch of Seafood Chowder and Peroni Beer in Harry’s Bar in Cushendale.
The seafood chowder in Ireland is special because it uses several types of fish including at least one that has been smoked, and it is served with that wonderful Irish brown bread and Irish butter!
There wasn’t a great selection of beer but Peroni’s Lager hit the spot.
Side trip up the narrow road to Torr Head.
More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.