Thursday is video day! We are trying something a little bit different again, so let us know what you think.
Today we are showing you one of our favourite hikes here in Northern Ireland. It has the added benefit of taking you into the Giant’s Causeway free of charge. This intermediate walk takes in some stunning scenery. You will cross a river, the gorgeous Runkerry Strand in Portballintrae and incredible clifftops.
The walk is gorgeous any time of year, as this proves. It was taken on a sunny February day before baby Jonas arrived.
Growing up in Northern Ireland during the troubles, tourists were as rare as long spells of unbroken sunshine. If anyone had said back in the late 1970s that Belfast would have open top sightseeing buses, then people may have called a doctor for them! It still amazes me when I’m walking along the shore of Belfast Lough close to home and a huge cruise ship glides past, usually carrying more passengers than the majority of our towns have inhabitants! To be honest, I think they must all be mad! View Post
Our short series “Undiscovered Ulster” aims to introduce you to a part of Ireland that has had less publicity than Dublin, Cork and Galway. The Ulster region undoubtedly offers some of the Island’s most stunning scenery and is far less crowded. In the first article of the series, we showed you the hidden gems of Nigel’s hometown of Belfast. Now we are taking you to the to 10 places on Northern Ireland’s stunning North Coast. View Post
Northern Ireland’s North Coast is an area blessed with so much spectacular scenery and so many attractions that even we as locals struggle to visit everywhere on a regular basis. Recently we realised that the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s 60 million-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site, was somewhere that we hadn’t visited for close to three years. So last Sunday, on one of the few calm and sunny days that we have been able to enjoy in recent months, we headed for the North Coast, eager for some fresh air and exercise and some of the finest scenery you could wish for! View Post
Those of you who have known us for a while will probably be saying “Oh no, not the sunbathing cows again”! To them we apologise, but the sunbathing cows at White Park Bay on Northern Ireland’s stunning North Coast continue to amuse and fascinate people from literally all over the world. We were made aware of this again this week when we posted a photograph of Martha and our cow buddies on the Facebook page ‘Ireland from the Roadside’. Close to 300 people have liked the photo with many comments and shares too, so this is basically the story of our cow encounter with quite a lot of previously unseen photos too! View Post