Sunday, 9 August 2015
I motored down the County Down coast today towards Groomsport.
Parking on a lay-by near Orlock Point, I strolled along the coast for about half an hour.
It's quite picturesque here: the Copeland Islands were clearly visible today.
Looking inland, there is an ugly structure of some sort on top of the hill beside Portavo Reservoir.
This building ought not to have been granted planning permission in its current form: at least it could have been camouflaged in some way, or made less conspicuous.
It is a blot on the landscape.
I drove further along the coast to the little village of Groomsport, where there was a folk group playing at Cockle Row cottages.