Walking in the Dundrum Area
Walk of the Week: Get back to nature by the sea at Murlough, Co Down
I have what is called Google Alert set up on my Google Account and each Monday it alerts me if there has been any new items posted about the Mourne Mountains on the World Wide Web either in Blogs or in online articles or new websites. This is a great facility if you have an interest or passion in any topic, for example my other Google Alert Topic is the rather gruesome sounding of ‘ Humane Slaughter’, but I have it to keep updated on the most recent research on animal slaughter for human consumption. I have the view that we as a race will never stop eating meat, we are after all classed as omnivores, ie both a meat and vegetable eating species, however I respect totally the stance taken by vegetarians and vegans. I acknowledge that animals have a relatively good life on farms whilst being reared and that their last few moments should be as stress free as possible so I like to keep up-to-date on the latest research. I do believe we will move to more stress free methods through time, paradoxically I am so sensitive on the subject I actually have difficultly reading the Alerts that Google brings in, not that they are gruesome or explicit but just that it is something that matters to me and I am afraid of reading something bad.
However, to use a bit of modern office jargon, ‘let’s get back on message’ my other Google Alert brought in an item published in our main paper in Northern Ireland, “The Belfast Telegraph” entitled Walk of the Week and coincidentally it is around the Bay that the holiday Homes at Dundrum overlook.
This walk is from a series produced by CAAN, which is a kind of umbrella organisation here in Northern Ireland for outdoor recreation they produce guides on Canoe trails, Cycling Routes, and of course Walking Trails and Pathways, click on the following link to be taken to a longer walk in the Dundrum Area http://www.walkni.com/Walk.aspx?ID=360 and from here you can click back to their home page for more routes all over the province.
At the end of Auctions on EBAY the seller always puts the cliché ’Happy Bidding’, so I will end saying ‘Happy Trails’, or is that from a Laurel and Hardy film.