Coastal drive to the ferry
13.03.2013 - 13.03.2013
View Northern Ireland by ferry; March 2013 on tiderace's travel map.
Every time we travelled to Stranraer for the Larne ferry as children, my father would make a ritual stop at Ballantrae and we would lean over the bridge spanning the River Stinchar to view the Salmon below waiting to run upstream. Too early in the year today for any fish, and too low a water level, but worth a nostalgic look anyway...;
On reaching Loch Ryan, the new Stena Line operation hove into view. This was moved from Stranraer and new 'Superfast' ferries operate to Belfast;
For me, today, it was a crossing courtesy of P&O;
As we sailed up Loch Ryan the old breakers yard, where once had been Aircraft Carriers etc being taken apart, soon appeared on the starboard side;