Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Sea


I love the sound of the sea - in this case crashing against the rocks at Ramore Head in Portrush.
I like to walk along the beach as well, with the breakers rolling in from the ocean.

Fortunately, I have a choice of beaches from Portrush westwards along the coast.

I said my photos would be taken in the Coleraine area, but I think I can occasionally stray a few miles from the town...

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Lifeboat


On Sunday I said the outer part of Portrush Harbour was empty. That's not true, because the lifeboat is always there.

The RNLI have had a lifeboat in Portrush since 1860.
The boat pictured has only been here for around a year. The last boat - the Katie Hannan - was severely damaged in January 2008 when it was swept onto rocks on the coast of Rathlin Island.

You can find some details here.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sandelford Bridge


This is a view of Sandelford Bridge, commonly known as "the new bridge".
I suppose it's the case in any town with two bridges - one must be the old, while the other is the new.
The photo was taken from Christie Park.

There was some snow to-day - the first we've had, while it seems the rest of the country has been buried under a blanket of the stuff for the past week.
I'm afraid there won't be any pictures of snowbound Coleraine, as I was lazy and stayed in the house.