The Bridges of Ross and a Race for the Ferry in Ireland

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.

In Loop Head this sign leads us to the Bridges of Ross on the Wild Atlantic Way (white zigzag on blue) in IrelandIf 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.
The Bridges of Ross, with their ‘improbable’ rocky outcroppings, near Loop Head, IrelandSome scuba divers were out and about.Wildly textured rocky beach & cliffs at Bridges of Ross, IrelandSome more improbable rock croppings.Wildly textured rocky beach & cliffs at Bridges of Ross, IrelandWildly textured rocky beach & cliffs at Bridges of Ross, IrelandWildly textured rocky beach & cliffs at Bridges of Ross, IrelandWildly textured rocky beach & cliffs at Bridges of Ross, IrelandEven close up the rocks formed curved shapes.Rock texture on the beach in Loop Head, IrelandRock texture on the beach in Loop Head, Ireland

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.
The Shannon ferry sign, IrelandAnd one hour later we were on the Shannon Breeze, a bit behind schedule but oh well…
Riding the Shannon Ferry, IrelandLife Buoy on the Shannon Breeze Ferry, IrelandMy artsy shot for this leg of the trip: Rocks at the Bridges of Ross in Ireland, run through the photo app Photoshop Express.
Rocks at the Bridges of Ross in Ireland, run through the photo app Photoshop ExpressMore on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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One response to “The Bridges of Ross and a Race for the Ferry in Ireland

  1. Pingback: Loop Head Cliffs & Lighthouse, Ireland | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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