Been a bit busy of late so, a bit later than planned, here are some pictures of my recent trip to Ireland.
The MZ Riders Club (NI) have held a rally at the outdoor centre on Lough Melvin in Garrison for as long as I can remember. This year was their 25th anniversary, there was even a cake!
Once in Northern Ireland, the run to Garrison from Larne is fairly straightforward, but as the sun had came out of hiding for a change I headed the MZ Skorpion west and took the longer, more scenic Antrim coastal road rather than head there by a more direct route.
I also made a slight detour to have a look at the Dunlop Memorial Garden in Ballymoney.
|Archway between two parts of the garden|
Eventually, if you head far enough west along the coast road you leave Northern Ireland entirely and enter the Republic of Ireland in Co. Donegal for the next part of the journey.
|Welcome to the Republic of Ireland|
|Someone has put GAA jerseys on these guys|
|There's no point in wishing these folk a "Good Morning"|
|Welcome to Donegal|
|Border Station. Pick a pump for the currency in your pocket|
|Early morning on Lough Melvin back in NI|
|It's a hard life|
|Some old politics|
|Welcome back to Northern Ireland|
|Cookstown Courthouse (it's for sale, if you're interested)|
|'Flegs' (current politics)|
|Some schoolboy humour|
|Waiting on the ferry in Port of Larne on the way home|