I think it was last Sunday. The sun was out and we were all in the mood for the first picnic of the year - even though it was pretty chilly. But we are made of Strong Stuff in The Liberties and it takes more than a chill wind to put us off the notion when we get it, so undeterred we ventured forth.
As you can see we didn't venture forth too far from base - Portstewart did the trick. There's a nice coastal walk between the Strand (where I have been known on occasion to go to with The Hound) and the Prom. Half way along is this place, Port-na-happle. Missy has been known to do a bit of snorkelling there but not today. No, this day was a sit-on-the-rocks-and-munch-the-sandwiches-all-the-while-being-very-content-with-your-lot sort of day.
And very peaceful and pleasant it was too, I must say.
The headland visible on the left there is where Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne lie. To the right, just visible in the distance is Donegal/Inishown. I came across a nice (short) description of the area as it was in 1837 which you can read here, if you're so interested.