Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Overlooking Simmy

I have spent the day on Island Taggart, a property of the National Trust on Strangford Lough. We all met in Killyleagh and drove to an old quay adjacent to the ninety acre island.

Today we were clearing gorse. Lots of it. Six of us made good progress, though there remains abundant amounts of the stuff. Unfortunately we got drenched with heavy rain and, as a consequence, were unable to light a bonfire.

We lunched at the north-western end of Taggart, overlooking Simmy Island, Sir William and Lady Hastings' home (top).

Cheese and onion sandwiches, a Topic bar and a beaker of tea were consumed by self today.

We were all informed that the Trust's annual Christmas bash will be held at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, in December.

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