Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Username: Password:

Follow NI-Wild

Author Topic: Loha  (Read 4849 times)

jaygee

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 1
  • Posts: 6
    • Sea Kayaking NI Blog
Loha
« on: November 22, 2011 »

Hi all,

Been popping in by and reading for a while now and well its a bit rude of me not to join in..

I'm mostly interested in sea kayaking and have been doing this for a few years now. I enjoy both coastal exploring trips, camping trips and mostly playing in the awesome tide races we have around the coast, some of the best and biggest moving water in NI is salty ;D Favorite spot is the Strangford narrows and if there's a wind blowing against the ebb tide I'll be trying to catch a surf at Angus rock or the bar if its not too nuts!

Keep a blog at http://www.johngrant.eu/ about paddling and update it when doing anything a bit different or interesting, been a bit slow on the updates of late.

Do a bit of geocaching too with my wife and have a couple hidden around the place.

Look forward to joining in here and always looking for paddling buddies interested in the more active side of sea kayaking ;)

John
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011 by jaygee »
Logged

LennyJ1

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Hero Poster
  • ******
  • Karma: 199
  • Posts: 2168
  • Has climbed with NI-Wild
    • Outdoor Gear UK
Re: Loha
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011 »

Welcome to the forum John
Logged
No one goes inside to clear their head

ChuckMcB

  • Guest
Re: Loha
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011 »

Welcome John.

Saw this pic on your site.



Interest was peaked  ;D

Never heard of "The Gobbins Path" (Islandmagee nr Larne) before, am thinking it could be worth a visit (but then I watched this def. not an afternoon's toddle).

(a bit of Googleing throws up this image as well



 :o :o :o

(sorry for pushing your 'hello' thread slight off topic)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011 by Chuck »
Logged

Spud

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Hero Poster
  • ******
  • Karma: 113
  • Posts: 1283
  • "I'd rather be camping"
Re: Loha
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011 »

Welcome to the forum, that pic is class, what a place!

jaygee

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 1
  • Posts: 6
    • Sea Kayaking NI Blog
Re: Loha
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011 »

Welcome John.

(sorry for pushing your 'hello' thread slight off topic)

Hi Chuck,

Nice video, hadn't seen that before, kudos to those guys doing it without the bridges and paths :) If you look closely you can see the remains of the tubular bridge in the postcard you linked to here:

Logged

RedLeader

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Hero Poster
  • ******
  • Karma: 175
  • Posts: 1977
Re: Loha
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011 »

Welcome JayGee!

I watched a short documentary piece on the Gobbins Path, think it was part of the BBC TV show Coast. They had some excellent pictures and footage from back in the day.

Edit:
Here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/coast/programmes/06-northern-ireland.shtml
Logged

LandyLiam

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Poster
  • *****
  • Karma: 166
  • Posts: 3824
    • Team BLRC
Re: Loha
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011 »

welcome john, loving the sound of this path
Logged
think outside, no box required

Dollywaggon

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 37
Re: Loha
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011 »

Greetings & Welcome but I'm MOUNTAIN only apart from washing !!!!
Logged

VMCC

  • Top Poster
  • ***
  • Karma: 2
  • Posts: 195
    • Northern Ireland Camping Forum
Re: Loha
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011 »

Welcome to the forum, I saw that documentary on the path too. Is it possible to walk on any sections of it now?

whoRya

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Hero Poster
  • ******
  • Karma: 165
  • Posts: 1798
Re: Loha
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011 »

Hi John.  Cool, a new blog to put lunchtime in.
Logged
"Not all those who wander are lost."

Paul72

  • Has Camped With NI-Wild
  • Sr. Poster
  • ****
  • Karma: 1
  • Posts: 296
Re: Loha
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011 »

Welcome John!
Logged
"Oh my word, I'm far too old " RedLeader

jaygee

  • Newbie Poster
  • *
  • Karma: 1
  • Posts: 6
    • Sea Kayaking NI Blog
Re: Loha
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2011 »

Welcome to the forum, I saw that documentary on the path too. Is it possible to walk on any sections of it now?

Not sure, only seen it from the water, imagine it would require a good mix of skills, sort of thing I would have tried as a kid when i was invincible ;) Near drowned doing something like this when i was 10, stupidly decided to swim a headland after got caught out by the tide while out looking for a hidden smugglers tunnel in case my mum shouted at me for being late for tea!

Found another link talking about it here http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=60616, have passed people with lines rigged up in the passing too.

Not my thing though, can provide more details on tide races if anyone's interested :)

Hi all!
Logged
 

Bottom Sponsor

Recent Topics


Lough Shannagh by Scribble [March 22, 2023]

Where has everyone gone? by Glenn B [March 02, 2023]




Hello 👋🏻 by RedLeader [March 13, 2022]

Overnighter on 21st August by Wolf_Larson [November 02, 2021]

crabbing by Glenn B [July 19, 2021]


Slieive Binnian Hike by Rugged Track [November 06, 2020]

Silent Valley by Binnianboy [June 28, 2020]

Is it safe... by Rugged Track [June 02, 2020]




You've got a mention... by NorthernSky [December 12, 2019]


Hen Mountain Wild Camp by Rugged Track [November 28, 2019]

Happy Valley by Binnianboy [September 30, 2019]





Seven Sevens 10th August by RedLeader [August 20, 2019]