In Rostrevor I love the clear early mornings that Winter often brings. Down at sea level it may seem a dull day, but a cycle up Slieve Martin is like heading up in a plane – the sun is shining, and that cloud that seemed so dull only half an hour ago is now as pretty as fluffy cotton wool lining the lower mountain range. If you have the energy, a spin out over the back of Ballyedmond is a must on a clear day, if only for the views (and of course Fern Gully!)
For now though, it’s time to light the fire and relax with a cup of hot chocolate – need to store up some energy for the mountain biking!
Top photo courtesy of Not the Sunday Run www.notthesundayrun.com View from above Cloc Mor
Second photo courtesy of Honcho Designs