hope you've been enjoying summer this week! We have had a fun filled family week here with great weather and a few outings. Thought I'd share one of the 'high'lights with you of our hike up Cavehill, the hill which shelters Belfast from the north and overlooks the city and the lough.
Even though we only live 10 miles away, I'd never climbed it before, nor had the kids, but my mountain bike lovin' hubby has cycled over it several times - though I don't know where he found the breath for the climb, it's steep and scary on the way down.
This is the view from a street way below~
It took about an hour to climb at a slow rate! But the views from the top are fantastic - we could see for 25 miles to the south toward the Mourne mountains~ (click to enlarge)
Below is the view northwards up Belfast lough where the ferries head out towards Scotland~
On the way down we went through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Belfast Castle, a popular venue for weddings~
The gardens are well laid out and there is a special mosaic of the castle cat, a legend which says as long as a cat lives in the castle, there will be good fortune to all in the castle~
Here's a couple of things I finished this week. I made another mouse this time from wool felt in a beige mouse color and have made her into a harvest mouse getting ready for fall!
Then was this pinkeep from Primitive Betty. It's so pretty - sunflowers and crows work well together!After all that hustle and bustle it's time to sit down and put my feet up and have a cup of tea!
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Have a great weekend!