Friday, 30 September 2011
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Saturday, 10 September 2011
For my birthday a while ago – Mrs A and my family presented me with a pleasure flight around the Ards Peninsula - folks from overseas may not be aware, but Newtownards has its own Private Airport.
We were very fortunate with the day we picked – it was clear, cold, dry, sunny and most importantly for a small aeroplane no wind!
An added bonus for me was that the pilot who took us up on the day was an old school class friend of mine Mark McMeekin – from the famous ‘milkmen family’ from Ards.
Mark took controls for the takeoff and landing - lucky old me, I took the controls of the plane for the rest of the flight – fantastic experience!
Here are a few snaps – I will put them on 2 blog posts.
Poised for take-off
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Last year Loughries Historical Society organised an event (amongst many events) 'A Forenoon Aroon the Ards'. The trip concentrated on the top half of the Ards Peninsula - Greyabbey, Carrowdore, Millisle, Donaghadee and Newtownards.
This time (Saturday 1st October 2011 0845am to 1.00pm) - we intend to tour the bottom half of the Ards Peninsula Greyabbey, turning right to Kircubbin, Portaferry, Kearney, Cloughey, Portavogie, Ballyhalbert and Ballywalter.
Our tour guide once again is Mr. Mark Thompson with coach driver Dessie Mitchell (Comfi Coaches)
The plans are at an advanced stage - we have 23 of the 28 seats sold, great interest once again.
Stay tuned for further information - like maps, tea stop and itinerary!