The route is sprinkled with historic castles, churches and forts. Many are now just ruins but each holds the memories of a mysterious and heroic past.
Fabulous unspoilt beaches.
Rugged and windswept cliffs.
It is a journey not to be hurried, as every twist and turn in the road will reveal new sights.
Our destination is Dunluce Castle, a dramatic ruin that stands on a black basalt stack, 30 meters high, projecting out from the North Antrim coast.
The roofless ruins are breaktaking and when built the main impression would
have been of great strength, a stronghold impossible to conquer before gunpowder.
Under the castle a sea cave could hide a boat for a quick escape to Rathlin Island or Scotland.
We stopped at a small village for tea and encountered this family
of swans on the river.
Later in the evening our journey back to the cottage
takes us through Ballymoney to view the The Dark Hedges.
The sun sets on another wonderful day.