Murlough

virol Walkers discover guaranteed cure for man-flu. Members of Cedars Walkers Group have rediscovered a traditional cure for man-flu that really works - no need for Lemsip or even Night Nurse (if you can find one). Just get out and have a good walk along the shore at Murlough Bay with a bunch of nice people who don't show you too much sympathy. You'll feel better in no time at all. You might even spot an interesting old advert for Virol.


Geralyn advises Geralyn advises on appropriate head gear. Geralyn takes two walkers aside to offer some helpful advice on what the well-dressed woman is wearing on her head for beach walks this autumn. Pauline, still a little jet-lagged, finds it easier to listen with her eyes shut while Margaret keeps her thoughts under her hat.


The best day of the week! The best day of the week. Here are three ladies who need no advice on how to keep their ears warm! And who can resist a smile when out on a great walk through the dunes at Murlough, Ireland's first Nature Reserve and home to lots of intersting flora and fauna - see right. The weather held right up to the end of the walk to give us another memorable day.


Jim lead the pack Jim leads the pack. Jim McKittrick opens up a clear lead over the following pack as he prepares to jump the first fence on the Murlough Challenge Hurdles. The entire field managed to complete the course although some found the going tough along the shore where it sometimes felt like walking on golf balls.

A few adventurous souls who tried walking on sand close to the water's edge ended up with wet feet when they weren't able to skip as fast as the incoming waves!


Sea Buckthorn Sea-Buckthorn. (Hippophae rhamnoides) - also referred to as the sandthorn, sallowthorn, or seaberry. Spotted in the dunes at Murlough, sea-buckthorn berries are said to be edible and nutritious, though very acidic (astringent) and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless 'bletted' (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as a juice with sweeter substances such as apple or grape juice. But don't try this at home!


John Trimble