Thursday, 22 October 2015
For those of you who might not have been following the narrative, Island Taggart belongs to the National Trust.
It lies on Strangford Lough, County Down, near Killyleagh.
At the moment we're using a dinghy to get to the island from an old quay on the mainland.
This dinghy has a four horse-power outboard motor; though we are apprised that the NT is giving us a new boat next year.
We presently have to use a cork bung to keep it afloat; modern technology is marvellous!
The island is merely five minutes' away from the mainland at any rate.
Today, as usual, we cut and burned gorse.
The hedgerows on Taggart are rich with blackthorn, hawthorn, rose-hips, blackberries and many other plants so essential to birds at this time of year.
Tomasz managed to pick some rose-hips at lunchtime.