Lough Foyle became my prime target for a charity cycle ride for Children in Crossfire and the slideshow is a record of the route. It is a combo that started with level road cycling from Greysteel, a hill climb up the slopes of Binevenagh, then across the Magilligan-Greencastle ferry. That part accomplished in a 50 mile sweep by roadster bicycle, with the scars to prove it. The next part a circular tour around the Inishowen Peninsula of Donegal (which forms the far shore of Lough Foyle), firstly to Kinnegoe Bay on the Atlantic coast, then to Buncrana via Culdaff and Clonmany. Much of that trip at an altitude of 900 feet so hillclimbing involved. At some point on the homeward leg a famous half-pint of the good stuffconsumed.
Meanwhile my dicky heart standing up well to the strain and with some noticeable improvement in cardiac reserve (most noticeably, no orthopnoea or ventricular trigeminy any more). This degree of exercise pushing the envelope after a coronary event but it seems to be working.
All donations to Children in Crossfire are gratefully received; preferably (for accounting purposes) through JustGiving.com, but they can be sent direct to Children in Crossfire if preferred.
This photo gallery of townlands in County Derry enables a visitor to pinpoint exact locations by toggling between Geograph and the Satellite/OS Map/Terrain menu of the KiwiCelts Interactive Map 2.