As we were mainly a bird group we asked George, our guide if we could spend more time looking at the main colony of birds that we found at the end of our Gobbins walk. There were Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Shag, Kittiwake,
Common Guillemot, Shag nesting and Cormorant flying by.
Common Guillemot and Shag
Common Guillemot and Kittiwake
This memorial that you see here was erected by friends of the deceased to commemorate "The Pickie Boys," a group of, Queens University Belfast, students who rented Burnside cottage near Woodside's farm above us during Easter and summer holidays.
The group included Walter Newell a highly accomplished rugby player and his friend Billy Edwards. These two amongst others described how they loved spending glorious summers in the Gobbins and Islandmagee. Sadly Lance Corporal Newell was killed in action in 1915 serving with the Black watch regiment along with his two brothers. Capt. Billy Edwards also died, killed in action in 1917. The monument was erected in fond memory of "The Pickie Boys," shortly after the war.
These are a few of the properties I saw
on our way up the last big climb
to our waiting bus.
I have only one more photograph to show you and that will be on tomorrow's post as we reach the top again and join the bus. All the past Gobbins links will be on that post.
I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.
However, I would like to thank all of you who came on this walk with us.
Now on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, we are off walking again however this time it will be very leisurely, on the level and very beautiful. In fact, I have made 3 videos from the walk I did last week round Mount Stewart lake. You do not want to miss it.
Many thanks for joining me on the Gobbins walk and to all those who leave comments.