Bridges of Ross.
Even though we wanted to catch the two o’clock Shannon Ferry we figured we had enough time to make a stop at the Bridges of Ross on the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland which was indicated on road signs by a white zigzag on blue.
If we thought the striated rocky cliffs at Loop Head were spectacular, the beach and cliffs at the Bridges of Ross had twisted and turned on themselves into what was described as ‘improbable’ outcroppings.
Some scuba divers were out and about.Some more improbable rock croppings.Even close up the rocks formed curved shapes.
The Race for the Ferry.
By now Al decided we better get back into the car. “We still have lots of time; just as long as we don’t get there by 2:04 or something.”
But then the Guarda stopped us at 1:49 and sent us on a detour due to some ‘police incident’. It was still okay, our GPS indicated that our ETA was 1:57. But the detour was an extremely narrow back road with no place for two-way traffic.
And the closer we got to the ferry the more the traffic coming the other way, of course, off-loading ferry traffic that had also been diverted. Between constantly having to pull out for the stream of oncoming cars we arrived at the ferry at 2:04.
And one hour later we were on the Shannon Breeze, a bit behind schedule but oh well…
My artsy shot for this leg of the trip: Rocks at the Bridges of Ross in Ireland, run through the photo app Photoshop Express.
More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.