Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Gibb's Island

I have spent the day with other National Trust staff and volunteers at Gibb's Island, which is at Strangford Lough.

This little island - permanently joined to the mainland by a short causeway - used to be part of Delamont Park, County Down. Killyleagh is the nearest village.

Today we were undertaking general maintenance, which included repairing a fence, painting, and collecting litter.

Alas, there was a steady drizzle the whole time.

This tiny island is one of the most beautiful on the lough. It overlooks Quoile Yacht Club.

There's a rookery and heronry in the little wood at the top of Gibb's, surrounded by a wild meadow and hawthorn hedge.

I lunched on my favourite cheese & onion sandwiches.