I never fail to appreciate UK Bank holidays, especially the two that happen in May. Phill and I usually like to take the opportunity to escape somewhere for a scenic drive, a walk in the fresh air and a meal out. This year we headed to the North Coast, stopping off in Coleraine, Portrush and finally Portstewart. It was a lovely dry bright day, if a tad windy! But when you live in Northern Ireland, a dry day is a good day!
The drive up the North Coast is stunning and it’s a reminder of what a beautiful Northern Ireland is. Although if you follow artistic North Coast inhabitant Sara O’Neill on Twitter or Facebook you’ll constantly be reminded of how beautiful this area of the world is as her pictures of the shoreline and sunsets are utterly breathtaking. They make me want to buy a house by the sea so badly!
Aside from beautiful photographs, the other reason I wanted to head up the North Coast was to visit Harry’s Shack, a new restaurant right on the beach at Portstewart. I had heard such good things about it and it’s location is wonderful. However, I’m sad to report Phill and I’s experience wasn’t that great. The food and service was below par when we visited, which was a shame.
Despite the disappointment of dinner, it was still a great day out – listening to good roadtrip music, enjoying an ice cream and walk on the beach. Pretty romantic by our standards 😉