A day in 3 parts

What a glorious day!  These could be the last good days of summer, so off we go for a tour of County Down to some of our favourite places.  First to the house and gardens of  wonderful Mount Stewart.

Then we board the ferry at Portaferry to cross to Strangford.  Such a short trip but being on the water is a joy today.

A short drive from Strangford is Kilclief.  There are a few families on the beach: one group having a picnic, another playing cricket and at the edge of the sea some children paddling.  This is the perfect place to stop and relax.  The sun is warm and the air is fresh.  It doesn’t get better than this!

 

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Glenariff

It amazes me just how beautiful this little country is, even when the sun isn’t shining!

glenariff 1.

glenariff 2

These are pictures taken not far from the Visitor Centre looking down the valley to the Irish Sea and hazy views of Scotland in the distance.

Only a short walk today as our purpose here today was to add our voices to the Hen Harrier Day campaign.

http://www.henharrierday.org