Fair head

Fair head

Last Sunday evening was stunning on the north Antrim coast. The day had started cold, dull and wet but by late afternoon the temperature was rising. I drove over to Ballycastle for the evening. There was a tall sailing ship out in the bay making its way into the harbour and it was clear enough to see the coast of Scotland beyond Fairhead.

Whitepark bay – Portbradden

Whitepark bay - Portbradden

Whitepark bay is on the Atlantic coast of Co. Antrim. It’s never crowded because, although it has its on car park, there is quite a long walk across sand dunes before you reach the beach. Not for the heavily laden family who bring a car load to the beach. It is common place to find a small herd of cattle wondering close to the water’s edge and sometimes you need to watch where you place your bare feet. Facing the beach just above sea level is Portbradden – a tiny hamlet with I believe the smallest church in Ireland and a couple of newly constructed properties for sale also.

A wet Sunday

A wet Sunday

This is one of my favourite plants in the garden. We transplanted it from out previous house when it was much, much smaller. With little other opportunity today as it rained most of the time I ventured out with my camera to the back garden. Tried very hard to catch rain droplets hanging from the tips of the leaves.