This would be my kind of day at the beach.
Three people walking dogs, no sunbathing, and a different kind of 'silence'
as the spring tides wash in and out.
Here the water can often be turbulent as two seas meet, The Atlantic from
the west and the Irish Sea.
Rathlin Island is just visible, six miles across the Sea of Moyle - the only
inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland. Six miles long and one
mile wide, the population is increasing and is now around 140.
Basking seals, puffins and other seabirds have also made this northern most
point of Northern Ireland in County Antrim their home.
The coach driver warned of riptides and dangers to swimmers. . . . . . . but
of course we didn't even get to dip our toes or paddle up to our knees.
We did enjoy the views along the Causeway Coast and scenic area of The Glens.
Belfast has been fun and we leave by train for Londonderry this morning.
Rain has stopped for a while however the umbrella is always close by.