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Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

The fifth stop in my 48 hour photography challenge that has covered, the Dark Hedges, Bushmills, The Giant’s Causeway and Mussenden Temple, Downhill.

The weather had finally started to break and the sun broke through the rain for a few hours in the afternoon. It is a remarkable location greatly updated and improved since my last visit twenty years previous.

The rope bridge to ‘Carrick-a-Rede’ island covers a 30-metre deep and 20-metre wide chasm and was traditionally erected by salmon fishermen who used the island to lower their salmon fishing boats.

It is a stunning coastal vantage point with 360 degree view of North Antrim. Hundreds of visitors cross the bridge each day during the summer months and taking a camera is highly recommended.

The bridge is limited to 6-8 people at any one time so I was able to capture a rare image of the bridge without people crossing.

You can view more of the images from the 48 hour photo challenge in the Landscape category.

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