Sunday, 21 September 2014

Portballintrae Visit

The weather has been fine here at Portballintrae, County Antrim: Sunny and dry.

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.

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