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.



March goes out like a lion.

Its been an amazing day on the north Antrim coast.
A day of constantly changing scenery and showers, wind so strong that it wasn’t wise to go too close to the edge of the harbour, one moment its sunny and cold the next its windier and hailing and you can’t see more than a few hundred yards.

The view from Dunseverick towards Ballintoy church – it was relatively sunny at this point. Large waves and lots of spray.


Only a few minutes along the coast at Ballintoy harbour and the sky is darkening.


The sea is so turbulent it is smothered with white foam and Sheep Island may soon be obscured by the hail.


Along the coast road driving west you can usually depend on the view over Portbradden: