Jan 2010 – The Big Freeze
The frosts continued into the New Year, but once again we avoided the heavy snow experienced by the East coast of Ireland and throughout the UK. We did have one day at the end of the ‘Big Freeze’ when it snowed all day – great excitement – enough to make a snowman, but the next morning all that was left was his scarf and hat! Throughout the period the weather, although freezing at night, was beautiful in the day encouraging us to pack a flask and biscuits and enjoy the sunshine walking the coastal road to Barloge Pier and our favourite, the road to Spain a deserted village on the cliff edge. The Barloge walk heads up on high ground and about half way we always pause for refreshment looking down on the peninsula. Ballymacrown Homestead is easily spotted, a bird’s eye view of our home!