Thursday, 22 April 2010

Scrapyard


Like many towns, Coleraine has a scrapyard where various types of old metal are collected for recycling.

Scrap metal was being recycled many years before being green became fashionable.
This particular yard is operated by T-Met.

In this photo, the River Bann is in the foreground, with St Patrick's church in the distance.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Daffodils


At last the daffodils are in full bloom.

The building in the background is Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Exposed Rocks


Back to Castlerock - and away from the main beach.

This area is only exposed when there is an unusually low tide. Inishowen can, once again, be seen in the distance.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Volcanic Sunset?


Due to the cloud of ash drifting down from the volcano erupting in Iceland, we were promised a spectacular sunset...

Although the sunset must be poor consolation to the many thousands of people unable to travel to-day, due to the closure of all UK and Irish airports. No flights will be allowed until at least 1.00pm to-morrow. This cloud of volcanic ash has also affected flights and airports in most other Northern European countries.

The photo was taken from Strand Road, Portstewart looking towards the Inishowen Peninsula.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Ocean


A glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean from the beach at Castlerock.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Barry's Amusements



Established back in 1925, Barry's Amusements in Portrush still remains popular with visitors keen to experience the thrills of the Big Dipper or the Freak Out.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Spring Sunshine


It's been a long, hard winter in this part of the world, but we've had a beautiful week-end to finish the Easter holidays.
To-morrow the children are back to school and all those lucky people who've been on holiday all week return to work.

The photo shows the West Strand at Portrush this afternoon. A couple of days of sunshine and people think summer's arrived!