Out and about locally

This blog post is very late as I was called with little notice for surgery that had been postponed due to the pandemic. With some complications later, spending more time reading and watching movies than I have ever done in my life. Look forward to getting back to work. Most daily trips are to Millisle to watch the waves, the local heron and give Smudge a chance to sniff around the shore.

We also had a trip to Annalong via Newcastle.

Then it was R&R and now looking forward to being back to normal routine, or at least the new normal in the midst of a pandemic.


This is another favourite spot we have visited many times. When completing an open learning degree I took myself to a friends cottage here to study and complete assignments and for relaxation I went horse riding either on the beach or over the old railways tracks for a good gallop. I loved riding in the fresh air and yet it is a number of years now since I have rode. I think I got very precious about my bones, even though I have never suffered an injury. I have also stayed with friends to complete craft projects in the winter with the fire roaring and the smell of turf and a walk in Glenveagh. We did not visit Glenveagh this time as felt the walk would be too much for Smudge and weather not ideal.

Glencolmcille and Maghera Caves

We have visited this little folk village before but felt it worth another look and even more so the nearby scenery. We had a picnic before moving closer to Ardara and into the waterfall and Maghera Caves.

There is no sign at the end of the road for the waterfall or caves but it is the first road to the right leaving Ardara to head for Killybegs and well worth a visit, this being our second time.

The tide was in so it looked like we would not get into the cave but we were determined and dodged the waves. smudge was anxious at first but determined to get to J so allowed her belly to get wet.