Michael and Pam's Travels Our European Motorhome Adventures and other Travels

Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 2019

Date: 2nd July 2019

Travelled: 27 kilometres from Ballycastle to Cushendall both in County Antrim

Visited: Cushendun and Cushendall

Stayed: Cushendall, Layde St car-park, free T+B. N55.08485, W06.05667

Budget: 30 days @ โ‚ฌ77 per day

We went to sleep with the waves pounding against the shingle beach last night and woke to the same rhythmic sound this morning. The wind has dropped but the breeze is still cool. We have been joined by a VW camper at some stage but we never noticed its arrival.

Coffee and fruit as usual and we go for a walk…

We walk around the bay for about 30 minutes, finding this small touring park near the headland.

Back in the Hymer we drive south-east across the Ballypatrick Forest for Cushendun. The large car-park on the edge of Cushendun has a toilet and tap so we service the Hymer before going for a walk.

You can read about it here.

Panorama of Cushendun.

Not the most unusual scene we have discovered in our travels, but itโ€™s in the top 10.

The LP recommends checking out the caves around the point so we explore a little further.

Game of Thrones continue…

We thought about sitting it out for the day in Cushendun, but the internet is just non-existent so we drive on to Cushendall a larger town. Mind you the internet is just as bad and we surmise itโ€™s a network issue. If all else fails go for a walk and find a pub.

Center map

The Curfew Tower, built in 1817 by one Francis Turnley, the townโ€™s landlord as the goal house.

We find ourselves outside the Central Bar a couple of doors from the tower. We step inside itโ€™s 1860 vintage bar to find a tradie chatting to the Publican. We order a Guinness and Savblonc and the Publican tells us the bars history. I would normally comment about the day sliding by, but a young couple walk in from Parramatta. So we take enjoy chatting with them for an hour.

Michael and Pam

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