One of our favourite family activities when we are up at the cottage is to go to Portstewart Strand. It is a beautiful long sandy beach, owned by the National Trust, with the stunning backdrop of Mussenden Temple, and the Donegal hills in the Republic of Ireland in the distance.
It is one of the few beaches where you can drive on the sand, and the kids love to sit on my husband’s knees and steer. Occasionaly a car gets stuck in the soft sand, or goes too near the shore line and needs rescued.
It is breezy and invigorating to say the least, and the perfect place to build up an appetite for lunch – the 1608 restaurant in Bushmills.
Quite a few commentors yesterday commented on how cold it looked on the beach yesterday. It was! However here in Northern Ireland if you wait for warm weather you will only see the beach one or two days in the year! We love to go to the beach in all weathers, but I never go in the water for more than a paddle. A few hardy souls brave the Atlantic Ocean, mostly in wetsuits, but they are welcome to it!
Want to know how the kitchen makeover is going? Hot of the press my husband uploaded some photos this evening when he arrived home.
Here is a glimpse of our new range cooker…..you will have to wait for more another day!
Hope you come back again tomorrow.