dunseverick to giants causeway




There is a coast path from Dunseverick west towards the Causeway.  I persuaded Sam (my 12 year old) to walk it yesterday afternoon.  Very windy – but dry and despite the cloud lots of hazy sunshine.  Needless to say we didn’t make it as far as the Causeway due to the “are we nearly there yet” thing.  However probably walked for nearly an hour and a half which isn’t bad and the views were stunning.

toasting marshmallows on the beach.

one of our favourite things to do on holiday is to pack up flasks of coffee and hot chocolate, with marshmallows to toast and head to the beach for a campfire.  The place we usually choose is Dunseverick, a tiny harbour with a car park where the sign says that camping is forbidden and there are always always people camping.

Then you walk across a field to the beach.  The field is really a large meadow with the odd “cow pat” to avoid.  There was a well worn path across the meadow through the knee high grasses.  On Friday last it threatened to rain as we settled down and waited for the fire to be ready.  Then the sky cleared for a beautiful evening and we enjoyed our hot chocolate and toasted our marshmallows over the open fire.

The meadow was dotted with every colour you could think of.  Every single plant seemed to be flowering in the evening light.



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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: