dark hedges part 2

its only a few months since I last took a few photographs of the dark hedges near Armoy. Even before 7am this morning I had to dodge either another photographer or the occasional car…..


..the morning sun managed to make an appearance from behind the clouds casting shadows across the branches…



..finally I thought I would go for an image that is less recognisable – as these trees are probably the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.


Emerald Isle

Last weekend I took my 10 year old son exploring at Ballintoy harbour – walking west there are a number of caves to explore. Equipment needed? Wellington boots and a torch. Some of them are cavernous and some an adult needs to mind their head.


Little fear of hitting your head here, just of getting your feet wet. Maybe the chance of disturbing a nesting bird from a crevice in the roof.

In the car park outside the largest cave I found this – the Emerald isle has seen better days. No longer sea worthy and abandoned.



May 4th.

A perfect recipe for a May bank holiday (apart from a 47th birthday): drive down to Portbradden, clamber across the rocks and this is the view you get rewarded with


a tiny hamlet nestled between cliffs and the sea, complete with its own tiny church. The waves are crashing on the beach making you wonder if the tide can cut off your trip back to the car.


a little west along the coast is Dunseverick, there is a tiny harbour but further along still the remains of a medieval castle perched on its own headland.


and finally the view that the castle would have enjoyed centuries ago…