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Friday, 09 September 2011

Portrush to Cushendall: Dangling by a rope

Indiana June - real life pick a path adventurerIndiana June - real life pick a path adventurer
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Cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge near Ballintoy, County Antrim.
(65 feet long, 100 feet above the rocks below. Many people who walk across can't handle the return and have to go by boat. Considered the 5th scariest bridge in the world.)


Winning Vote


Visit the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Bushmills Distillery where she will do a factory tour and be able to indulge in a wee tipple of the good stuff in their famous tasting room.


Distance cycled: 64km

Times I had to use the 'granny' gear up a hill: 6

Number of people allowed on the bridge at a time: 8

Number of Amercians who annoyed me today: 4

Dubbed as the 5th scariest bridge in the world I was a little apprehensive about crossing Carrick-a-rede rope bridge. It's hard to tell from the photos but we were on the receiving end of Hurricane Katia's bad breath, and she was blowing at gusts of up to 80 miles an hour.

The bridge spans a chasm some eighty feet deep and for more than 300 years the bridge consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would traverse carrying salmon they caught off the island. The bridge sways and wobbles underfoot and crossing it requires a strong nerve and a head for heights. The guy in the ticket box suggested I close my eyes and walk across for an added buzz, I lasted about 3 seconds before a wind gust gave me a shove and I took hold of the rope rail. More spectacular than the bridge are the stunning views you're rewarded with on the island. To see what I'm talking about, click here for more photos.

In other news, I've finally purchased a new Thermarest mattress, so you no longer have to listen to me b*tch and moan about it going flat and having to blow it up multiple times every night!

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New York: What will Indiana June do in the big apple?
21% Track down and visit Oliver Jeffers:
Renowned Children's storybook writer & illustrator
11% Walk the High Line:
A linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated NY Central Railroad 
11% Be a NYC detective for a day: 
Part game, theatre and tour to discover some of NYC's most off-the-beaten path spots
13% Explore the City Hall Subway Station: 
Abandoned & hidden from the public for 60 years
12% Flying trapeze class:
Hone her circus skills learning how to fly on a trapeze 
30% NZ Flag + Statue of Liberty:
Bodypaint the NZ flag on her body and go up the Statue of Liberty
2% Go to Queens and find a 'Nanny' sound-alike:
Video someone with the nanny accent saying "noo Zealand, i love that place"
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