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Gorse flowering on Lynchmere Common

SO it’s not that easy to get rid of me after all?  Last time I looked it was the depths of Winter and now Spring has been rushing past in it’s usual way with a frantic list of things to do. 110 more words

Lynchmere Common


this littering wind
sand beneath wasp yellow gorse
the road to the sea


Whin, Cliff Rigg Quarry

Gorse or furze is one shrub which flowers throughout the winter but at this time of the year it’s yellow flowers are in profusion. Another name is whin on account of its liking for rocky soils such as that in the old whinstone quarry on Cliff Ridge, Great Ayton. 12 more words

Cliff Rigg

Smell the Coconut

Here our small troupe is approaching Warren Cottage, which you can see marked on the Ordnance Survey map on the previous post.

As I took my aim a strong “coconut” smell drifted into my nostrils. 126 more words



I haven’t moved far from last week’s townland.  At the northwest corner of Grangee is the much smaller townland of Islandhill.

This Islandhill is close to Millisle and Carrowdore on the Ards Peninsula, and has no connection with… 211 more words

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