For the first time in around 50 years the Lough Neagh is frozen out as far as Ram’s Island, possibly further. We headed down this morning to try and get some photographs but we were stopped by this beautiful yet scary guard dog. Fortunately we found another way.
We threw a brick at the ice and it didn’t even leave a mark, it bounced like a ball. I reckon it would’ve been safe enough to walk out a good bit but why risk it? I stood on the ice where the water would be shallow. I look angry in the photo but I wasn’t, I’ve just got the sun in my eyes and a cold face. Back in 1947 someone apparently took a horse and cart over to Ram’s Island which is around a mile or two from the shore. What a crazy guy.