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The construction on the right is part of the civic improvement
scheme at lower Main Street. It is designed - one hopes - to enclose
a nice tree, thereby bettering the air as well as the look of the
Strangely, all the other tree-islands along Main Street have
strongly rounded corners when seen from the road. We can't help wondering
why this is the only one to be three quarter square.
will also be noticed that a sharp corner is facing the oncoming
traffic. We assume that this was done to make any future collision with
a car really worth the while.
The Limavady slave trade?
Regular readers will be aware that our editor can never resist a well designed, informative bit of sign posting.
Most people will agree that modern day slavery is a bad
thing - but we feel that to sell them off at half price, really adds
insult to injury.
For aficionados of the genre we offer a link to the rest of the collection.
A partial eclipse of the sun
We know that many of our regular readers are interested in
astronomy and rely on our editor to inform them on what's going on
On the 1st of the month we had a partial eclipse of the
sun. Local readers will probably be surprised to hear this, because as
usual the sun was hidden for most of the time and if our prime luminary
had been occulted by two moons, hardly anybody would have noticed.
However, with the help of a large telescope, a sun filter,
his camera and a great deal of patience our photographer managed to get
this shot. It shows the sun peeking through the clouds at about 10:35
in the morning.
The old power station
Local readers will know that Limavady can boast the first
hydro-electric power station in Ulster. The old generating shed is
located right beside the Dogleap Bridge and is very well preserved and
expertly looked after by the Country Park people.
After hanging about doing nothing for far too long, our
editor finally decided to commission an illustrated history of the
place. Two star reporters drove all the way out to the country park, a
very helpful warden unlocked the relevant door, photographs were taken,
oohs an ahs echoed off the walls whilst a specially-hired electrical
engineer made sure that all was properly understood.
The resultant article can be accessed via this link
The Summer weather
For a late November day the current weather wouldn't really be too bad, but for August?
On top of the howling gales we've had for the last few days there have also been huge downpours of what can only be called 'very large raindrops'.
Usually we advise people planning to visit us to "Bring a large umbrella". This year we will have to change this advice to: "Bring a large boat - and remember to bring an umbrella as well."
The little lake on the right, which appeared overnight in Aghanloo, is quite deep in places and is really rather pretty and romantic looking. We think the powers that be should consider making it permanent, as an attraction for tourists in large boats!
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