Forewarned is only forearmed if you’ve fully assessed the situation

Ok, I was warned that the circuitous single-lane road down into Old Ballintoy Harbor was steep, narrow, twisty and busy. Which it was. It’s just that one has to experience how tight and how twisty before you can ask, “Is it worth it?”

Switching off EV I let out a heavy sigh of relief, looked up and said, “Wow, this is beautiful!” It really was. Before you ask, yes, several GoT scenes were shot here and many thrillseekers are here to pay homage.

Ballintoy stood in for Iron Island and we are definitely on the tour schedule. No buses are in evidence but with that twisty trip down the hillside I’m not surprised. Town council has welcomed us by blocking most of the car parks using the despised height barrier and plastering the lot with “No Overnight Parking” signs, which we read may or may not be obeyed.

On that happy note we began to explore the harbor.

We could sense the energy of the incoming tide

In an effort to stay one step ahead of the law we regrettably decided not to chance staying overnight and that meant challenging the steep, narrow, twisty road back up again. Luckily we didn’t meet anyone coming down.

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