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Meanwhile at the end of the glen….

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It’s good to live in a place that actually gives you pleasure.Somewhere where there is space, scenery and clean air; somewhere good for the soul.As I said in the last (tangential) piece, ours lies on the shore of Belfast Lough, at the end of a short wooded glen near our home.Officially the whole walk is 16 miles in length, from Holywood to Donaghadee (or vice versa).The Walk Ni site has details of this and a load of other good walks province wide: http://www.walkni.com/walks/2/north-down-coastal-path/ It's hard to beat a good sunset.  This is looking West, towards Belfast further up the lough.

It is pretty much all good, with only a few short sections on road.The vast majority is paved, although a few sections are narrow where the path rounds a rocky headland or two.There are also a few sandy beaches to cross.That said, since it is at sea level, there are no major hills unless walkers get side-tracked along the way.Wildlife abounds.For example, a decent sized seal colony at Rockport…

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Welcome to Old Ireland.
My initial idea for this site was to cover only classic vehicles, but since classicireland.ie was already taken and the best alternative I could find was this one, my thoughts for the site began to broaden.A lot of the inspiration for this comes from the few magazines for which I have written articles.Let’s get these mentioned early, because you should not be surprised to see a little of their influence here.Real Classic is subscription only in print, but also has an excellent site at https://www.real-classic.co.uk/, where Frank, Rowena and a host of writers entertain and inspire.Then there is Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly, formerly in print monthly, but now only on line at http://mnmotorcycle.com/.MMM’s archives could keep you reading happily for months, and the like it or not truths told by Thomas Day (Geezer with a grudge: see his own site at http://geezerwithagrudge.blogspot.com/), should make everyone on two wheels pause for thought.If you have time on the …