Sunday, 21 September 2014
I had no idea of the salmon and whiskey festival taking place in the adjacent village of Bushmills.
Part of the main street was closed to traffic, in fact.
I ventured in to the popular little confectioner's shop for a half pound of my favourite fruit pastilles.
During the afternoon, HM Coastguard were training several of their staff at Portballintrae harbour.
Later, I dined at The French Rooms, which isn't far from the inn.
The ancient nose-bag was treated to smoked salmon, giant capers, rustic bread; guinea fowl; and Tarte tatin with whipped cream.
TODAY there is a gymkhana just outside Bushmills.