Kinbane Castle, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

One of my favourite places to explore is the Causeway Coast but quite alot of the time you tend to go to the same places. In our case it's usually Portstewart Strand, maybe calling at Torr Head or going to Portrush. This time we did something different and that was to drive straight to Ballintoy so that we could beat the crowds (not great when you have COVID-19). Now Ballintoy is lovely but I didn't take any pictures until we left when I saw a field of bales of hay. I just couldn't resist mixing the country with the coast.

Bales Of Hay at Ballintoy, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

We then decided to drive back along the coastal route (which we normally don't do). First we stopped along one of the picnic areas which we had not been to before and for once I was able to capture an image of the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge with no crowds - it was closed due to COVID-19. 

Carrick-a-Rede in lockdown, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

We then started on our journey again but this time I saw a sign for Kinbane Castle. Now I have no idea why I have never driven down to this place before but this time we decided to explore. It's down a narrow road and at the bottom there is a car park. We got out and went for a walk. Strangely people started wishing us "all the best" as they came up the hill sweating and out of breathe. That was enough to put my wife and daughter off walking down the steps but my son and myself decided to keep going and I'm glad we did. This is a lovely spot.
The castle itself is a ruin but the cliffs and the sea just make this place. The word "Kinbane" means "White Head" and that's exactly what this place is like.
All of my pictures were captured with a Fujifilm X-H1 camera and the 35mm 1.4 lens.

The White Head, Kinbane Castle, Causeway Coast

Cliffs at Kinbane, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Kinbane Monolith,  Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Rusty Memories, Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland

Mindfulness at Kinbane Castle, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Taking A Selfie, Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland

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