Ballycastle and White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UK

September 21, Monday afternoon.

At the Tourist Office in Ballycastle where we get an Irish lesson and a B&B—A quick glimpse of Dunseverick Castle—White Park Bay and the cow incident.

We had our first lesson in Irish in the Ballycastle Tourist Office where Siobhan explains that her name is pronounce ‘Shivonne’.
We have our first lesson in Irish in the Ballycastle Tourist Office where Siobhan explains that her name is pronounce 'Shivonne' She also found us a B&B and handed us a great map with all the scenic stuff on it, something that Google hasn’t yet caught on to.
Coastal Causeway route on Monday late Our first stop was White Park Bay. Here we met some cows that patiently waited for us to pass them on the path before crossing.
Cows wait patiently for us to pass on our way down to the beach in White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UKMore cows – these ones were checking out the view of White Park Bay and its long stretch of sandy beach.
Cows and a small house on our way down to the beach in White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UKSome wild flowers along the pathway.
White wild flowers on our way down to the beach in White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UK Me on the beach before Al wandered off and I got fascinated by the snaky seaweed.Me on the beach in White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UKMy photo of the snaky seaweed. I had to get down quite low to get the best angle. As I was standing back up I was startled to see two cows thundering down the beach…
Snaky black seaweed on the beach in White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UK…and coming straight at me, 500 lbs each of playful cows who just wanted to butt heads with me. I screamed ,”No! Stop!” which slowed them down a bit. But still they kept coming until I had backed into the ocean shouting “No! No!” all the way. Finally they gave up and started butting heads with each other instead. I only managed to snap one blurry photo of them as they ran away!
The crazy cows at White Park Bay in Ireland, UK I ran down the beach and caught up to Al where I told him about my scary cow encounter. I’m not sure if he believed me but on the way back we saw deep hoof prints in the sand and foot prints (mine) backing into the ocean. And that’s the seaweed I was taking a photo of.
Cow hoof prints in the sand of White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UK We went past the tiny Dunseverick Castle ruins, and then were off to one of the highlights of Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway…
Dunseverick Castle ruins in Northern Ireland, UK More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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