Carrying on from last week’s Thursday Doors, here’s a few more photos from Ballycastle. Not only is the food fantastic in the Bay Café but the view is also pretty amazing, with plenty of ‘floating’ doors to see. There’s also a glimpse of Fair Head cliff in the distance, which rises to an impressive 600 feet above sea level. Last week’s shots of it were taken a little closer.
The nearby park has some interesting features, too.
The sculpture of four swans in mid-flight is the work of artist Malcolm Robertson and was unveiled in 2011. It represents the children of King Lír, turned into swans and banished by their jealous stepmother, to roam Ireland for 900 years. I remember learning about this well known Irish myth in primary school.
This lovely mosaic is where you can rinse the sand from your feet.
Of course, there is more to Ballycastle than beautiful scenery. The town has a rich heritage. If you zoom in to the next two images you can read some of the history and mythology for yourself. Robert the Bruce even gets a mention.
Some of the newer buildings are interesting, too. Like this house with a wrap-around porch.
I’ve been told the coffee in the Shorebird Coffee Hut is really good and you can look out to sea while sipping it. Unfortunately, it had just closed for the day when I got there. Next trip I’ll pay a visit.
If the weather had been a bit warmer I would have definitely sampled the ice-cream at Maud’s. I think I’ll wait until next year to try it. I settled for fish and chips instead.
On our way back to the house, the Gaffer decided to become a back seat driver. Mr. R. was not impressed.
It was lovely sharing this day out with you. If you’d like to see a few more Thursday Doors from around the globe, have a look at Norm’s blog – the links will be in the comments at the end of his post.