Travel Photo Blog: Ballintoy

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My hostel was relatively easy to spot…

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I headed for that church, on the road to the harbour, which seduced me on the TitanCon 2011 trip.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo my right, the coastline precipice, and beyond it, Rathlin Island were I ferry to soon.

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This is the way that I have come. I took it upside down.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI stopped at The Red Door Cafe. The man I spoke with persuaded me to take a left at the church and walk along the coast-line to Carrick-a-rede rather than go to the harbour (which is nice but a gruelling walk back up)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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I eventually came to the spot were the tourist buses come in for the rope bridge, but there was a whole other world below that, and I wanted to get closer to it.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI lay right on the edge of the cliff to get these.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI can see that rock out the window now as I’m typing.

I walked around for a bit and shot some video which I might put up on Flickr.com/photos/andyluke

Then, I followed a trail as it wound off to the left, and sat down for ten minutes to clear some redundant images from the camera.

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It was a skippy path right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the wall looked like it had a big nose.

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Oh, this place that I have found! The tide was coming in. In a cove, it’s creatures might spring.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I shot some move pretty video of the water, and you can hear me say “I think I heard some thunder or rocks or something from behind.”

The battery died and I looked up to two lads, Shit! Near give you a heart attack? one of them asked. They pulled out some seaweed and began waving it about, then wandered into the giant limestone nostrils.

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I decided to return. Up, up and through the village. More green, then…

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The hillsides rolled down like a mist. The photo below is not badly taken, it is how it looks – a spectral pretty.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nearby, a masonic lodge. Stonemasons surely.

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And the return.

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