Thursday, 26 May 2016

GOOD FENCES -Gobbins (Part 4)

I hope you are still on this Gobbins cliff-path walk with me and today I will tell you a bit about the bridges.  A series of 15 new bridges and 6 new gallery structures (which hug the side of the cliff) were constructed and installed during 2014-15. The path includes an iconic new Tubular Bridge. Weighing over 5.4 tonnes, it was craned into position on the 22nd October 2014.  



This is a cave we passed and I heard Pigeons cooing in it.


Visitors can once again enjoy the 22m-long tunnel, including a section which runs below sea-level. Four of the new bridges are over 30 metres in length. 



There are a total of 1,400 steps we have to climb!



You may be glad to hear, we are now on our way back. 


                          I loved the different views from the bridges.


Now the hundreds of birds on this cliff are probably to hard to see but I will be showing you close ups of Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Shag and Puffin with a video clip on Saturday’s Critters.


As I looked out at the Irish Sea, I saw this lone fishing boat hard at work.


As we were entering the tubular bridge on our way back, George, our guide, said we should take a group photograph.

So that is all for today but look in again tomorrow.
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Many thanks or visiting and also to all who leave comments.

29 comments:

  1. 1400 steps!!! Wow.
    It is an absolutely glorious place though. Thank you so much.

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    1. Actually most of the steps were not too back to climb up and down. Didn't count them though!

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  2. The new bridges & galleries are super additions along the cliffs. A great post again Margaret & well done to you & your group for climbing those 1400 steps!

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    1. Yes I think Christine you would love this walk although you could not take your young children

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  3. Still with you!
    Love the bridges and walkways, the tunnel and cave... and the magnificent scenery.
    What a wonderful walk you're taking us on!

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    1. I knew and Bill would love this walk so great that you are still following me.

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  4. Hello, great photos from your walk. It is an interesting place to visit. It reminds me of going inside a cave. That is a lot of steps to climb, my legs would be shaking. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. yes I am sure of of our groups legs were shaky also. There is a cave but as we conscentrated on the birds this time but if we go at a time when the birds are not there, then we wil go into the cave.

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  5. The photos are wonderful especially the puffin at the top. And that walk...what an experience. My hubby and I love the birds here in Queensland. The parrot life is phenomenal... Blessings.

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  6. awesome cliffs and great bridge walks to visit them. like the group shot. :)

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  7. With great pleasure have read and seen all your posts about your wonderful walk! You are big good fellows!)))
    Have a good day! Catherine

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  8. I think you are today's fence champ!

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  9. How awesome! I'd love to do this walk. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great & interesting post. I'll visit Ireland in July but unfortunatelly this place is out of our way.

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  11. This is a lot of steps! Great set of photos of the adventure.

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  12. 1,400. Yikes. It looks like it was an adventure!

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  13. This was an adventure with a capitol A! And you are a brave woman! Life does seem to be one huge exciting adventure for you, and we get to go along. Thank you so much for keeping the puffin as a header! Each time I visit, I get the biggest kick out of him. I have fond childhood memories of my uncle giving me a puffin picture book. It has stuck with me my whole life.

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  14. Oh my gosh Margaret -- good hike there -- that is a lot of steps. I am behind on visiting and so I'll be scrolling backwards. But at first I thought this said "Goblins" and that one cave actually looks like goblins could be living there. (Sometimes I forget that I am an adult and don't believe in that kind of thing ;>)). Off now to read the first part of your trip here, now that I know the correct name.

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  15. I am so glad you did all that walking and stair climbing and all I have to do is enjoy the pictures.

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  16. do they let people on to this path when the weathers rough ? i would think not.

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  17. Interesting sights. I will leave the caves to others. I do not like being under ground.

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  18. That looks like a scary walk!

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  19. That's quite an amazing set of bridges/walkways. What a beautiful way to see this amazing looking countryside and wildlife.

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  20. What an impressive place to walk! That took a lot of work to design and build.

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  21. Quite the remarkable cliff walk! Amazing bridges! Really enjoyed seeing this.

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  22. this is one of those sites when I wonder how on earth they managed to build it! Love it all.

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    1. Yes the mind boggles to think of how they did it NF.

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  23. ooooh goodness, i'm not sure i could cross that....that is one amazing bridge!!

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  24. What a spectacular place !!

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