Rathlin is a fairly magical place. Probably best known for its RSPB reserve, where in late July you can witness tens of thousands of seabirds nesting. It is a visual and aural feast and well worth a visit. And Richard Branson crash-landed his big balloon thingy there a few years back. Before that - around 1898 - Marconi staged the first commercial wireless telegraphy link between the island and Ballycastle. But today I only have a couple of old boats for you. I found these two resting near the harbour in Rathlin - looks like the one on the left has been resting for some time, mind you, although the other one looks seaworthy enough.
|Rathlin Island - the harbour, 2012|
|More old boats|