Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ardglass 2

Ardglass at low tide
N to NW force 5-6 so another day in Ardglass. At its height this little port had a thriving industry with 150 sailing fishing boats. Now the boats are much more efficient, much fewer and the industry has collapsed. We were told that with these persistent northerly winds the fishermen are having to go up to the Clyde to find suitable conditions. 

We spent the day becoming familiar with Ardglass and surrounding area, walking to Coney Island and (nearly) to the lighthouse on St Johns point. We had supper in the Chinese restaurant on the waterfront, which is very good.
We've now had a meal in every restaurant or facility in town and feel more than ready to move on