Saturday, 2 May 2009

Portaferry Shore Clean Up

We were blessed with fine, sunny weather today for our annual "Beach-Clean" at the shore just north of Portaferry, the small town on the Ards Peninsula in County Down.

The exact location was Ballyhenry Bay, where the remains of a ship-wreck are clearly visible at low tide.

We all met at the the car park beside the Northern Ireland Aquarium, Exploris. Today there must have been about eighteen volunteers, including Craig, Patricia, Helen, Kevin, self and the others. We collected a trailer-load of litter.

We had our packed lunches near the pond at the aquarium. I had Marks and Spencer British ham and mustard mayonnaise sandwiches, which were perfectly acceptable. Noisy black-headed gulls hovered overhead.

After lunch we were given complimentary tickets for the aquarium, which I had not visited since it first opened a few decades ago! Viewing some of those cod-fish put me in mind of a good fish-and-chip supper - plentiful numbers of the cod family goggling us from the relative safety of their water-tanks!

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