Sunday, 4 August 2013
The tiny island - now virtually a peninsula - is looking well. A large tree has fallen across the path in the wood.
I enjoyed a packed lunch, consisting of corned-beef sandwiches with salad-cream and onion chutney.
At Killyleagh, I ambled up to the parish church (St John the Evangelist), where I strolled round the old graveyard.
A few of the graves date from the late 16th century. There are a few Sloans, though I couldn't see any Sloanes or ancestors of Sir Hans Sloane Bt, the village's most celebrated son.
The Heron mausoleum is the finest in the graveyard.
Near the harbour is a statue in memory of Sir Hans, unveiled in 2002 by Prince Andrew, Baron Killyleagh.