For various reasons I have not posted anything about my walks so far this year. In an attempt to resolve this I’ve decided to do a “mid-year photo review” of my monthly walks to date. So I’ve picked out a selection of photos from each walk to hopefully give you a flavour of the days!
The year started off with a couple of local walks – one from Coleraine towards Castlerock, taking in the winter sunshine with views of the Bann estuary, and the other from Coleraine to Portrush via Portstewart taking in the amazing coastline.
January Sunshine, Coleraine towards Castlerock, 9 miles
February Leg Stretch, Coleraine to Portrush, 10 miles
Made me think of adapting this Winnie the Pooh quote to “Sometimes I walks and thinks, and sometimes I just walks!” What do you think?
Who said local is boring or short?
St Patrick’s Day Madness or Slemish in the Mist
A short but challenging walk in many ways!
We made it to the top and the views were amazing (not!) I’ll just have to return again on a good day! Anyway, safely up just had to negotiate the downhill!
After a warm bowl of Irish stew we rounded off the day with a walk along the Buttermilk Bridge Riverside Path
Definitely a day for ducks!
Whitehead & Carnfunnock Country Park, 5 miles
April saw us head to Whitehead & Carnfunnock Country Park. We got slightly sidetracked at the Whitehead Railway Museum but had a really enjoyable day all the same!
A change of environment at a very busy Carnfunnock Country Park
May Jaunt, Dungonnell Way, 12 miles
North Down Coastal Path, Bangor to Holywood, 10 miles
A journey to Holywood and a train ride to Bangor started our June walk along the North Down Coastal Path.
So that’s the first 6 months accounted for! It’s been lovely looking back at the variety of walks we’ve fitted in. In July we did Crockbrack Way in the Sperrins and I hope to get back on track with my thoughts on it fairly soon. In the meantime hope you have enjoyed my recap of the first half of 2019!
“talk less, say more” I hope the photos have done the talking!