Tuesday, 2 June 2015
BALLYMENA TO LARNE
Yesterday's storms cleared today to give us a bright sunny morning with a strong westerly wind. Larne was our final destination in Ireland and to get there involved cycling on NCN97 across the Antrim Hills to Glenarm where we joined NCN93 on the coast road to Larne. Sometimes cyclists can be lucky with the wind and today it blew from behind so our climb into the Antrim Hills was made easy. I did not find Ballymena a joyful place as it seemed to be full of busy roads and car parks. However after 3 miles we turned off and found a very different landscape. Here are some images on route to Glenarm
I liked this derelict watermill
Tonight we are at Troon in Scotland. We are staying in an old coaching inn reputed to date back to 1812 and drinking pints of Belhaven Best. It is the Anchorage and is a fun place to be.
Our distance cycled today was 32 miles and we had a ferry journey of 2.5 hours