Thursday, April 10, 2014

Strangford Lough is over-rated

Photo above - Belfast Lough (source)

A deliberately provocative title for this blog post. Strangford Lough in County Down is endlessly admired as a natural habitat, but Belfast Lough is seldom acknowledged for its wildlife and is thought of mostly as a commercial sea route for trade and tourism. Back in 1880, Robert Lloyd Patterson published a book entitled The Birds, Fishes and Cetacea commonly frequenting Belfast Lough. It's a lovely read and is online here. His brother, William Hugh Patterson, has featured on this blog a few times before. Hope you enjoy the read. I am jealous of some of his fishing exploits.