Started the day in the drizzle at Dunluce Castle--what a striking place. They honored our Ireland OPW Heritage cards, so getting in free was a bonus. Good video and free audio guides. Spent about an hour there--really enjoyed it.
Decided to stop by Bushmills to check on the availability of tours as I had read that there can be a significant wait. Our wait was less than 5 minutes. The tour was well done and a little less rah-rah than the one at Jameson's--which is owned by the same company.
On to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The weather was pretty good while we were there--by that I mean that it wasn't raining. We had a picnic lunch in the car--a bit chilly to eat outside. Nice walk to the bridge, a very short wait to cross. I'm impressed that DH, who is afraid of heights, could do it. Hiked around and took pictures on both sides of the bridge--a very nice time.
Went to the Giant's Causeway--the staff there were a challenge for sure. We got conflicting information at several places, and 3 different employees would start talking over me when I was asking a question--trying to answer the question they thought I was asking (and they were wrong each time) without giving me a chance to finish it. We took a guided tour, which I think was not as good a choice as the audio tour would have been--live and learn.
We climbed around the stones for a while, hiked out to the amphitheater, up Shepherds' Steps and back to the visitor centre. All in all, we were there for about 3 hours--what an amazing place! It rained for the first few minutes of the tour, then stopped.
Went to 55 North for a lovely dinner. Sat in the corner with big windows on 2 sides, and we overlooked the beach. Our waitress was wonderful about explaining things to us; after I asked for no onions on my salad, she came back to tell me that there were onions in my main--was that OK? Very thoughtful. Both of us thought our dinners were very good.