Went out to minister today and possibly take a few pictures spent about an hour putting out leaflets for the ravenhill mission at the small village of gleno outside the town of larne.
Gleno has old stone cottages with white washed walls and green painted windows and doorways.One of the cottages had an old black bicycle outside with a shiny silver bucket and someone had placed flowers into the front of its handlebars I thought this could make a nice photograph. I then got into my car and headed up the hill to the top of gleno village and across into the countryside beyond. This area of antrim along with the antrim coastline offers most of my picture taking opportunities so I now had a little time to further explore the area.
As I travelled towards glenarm a signpost for a small rural cottage attracted my eye I drove my car up the laneway to find a white washed cottage with its red gates and doorways. I parked the car before taking a few more photographs. Further up this laneway a second stone cottage could be seen a short walk ahead. A few pictures later I then headed back to the car and was driving onto the village of glenarm.
The antrim coast road offers beautiful scenery and before long I had I arrived at ballygally just before passing through the village a cyclist wearing a lime green top attracted my eye I then turned the car and came back to see if was possible to take a picture. Having asked the lady if she minded if I took a picture of her I then asked were she had cycled from and we got talking I asked her what her name was and she then told me it was minna and that she was originally from finland but was now living in dublin.
Having started this cycle trip from beleek in county fermanagh using the cycling route map of northern ireland which had now seen her many miles later stoping off at Ballycastle, in north antrim for a few short days then along the Torr Head road before now arriving at ballygally in county antrim.
As we talked I said that the antrim coastline and surrounding areas offered vastly changing views and included some great scenery and that cycling was a nice way to see northern ireland in good weather.
Minna will be finishing her bike trip shortly after cycling many miles and taking in various areas of northern ireland and she hopes to include further towns like larne, Whitehead, and Carrickfergus along the way before arriving in Belfast and the journey back home to Dublin.
Hope you enjoyed Northern Ireland.