On the Thursday of our break in Northern Ireland we wanted to visit Mount Stewart, a National Trust Property at the other end of the Lough from Killyleagh and on the opposite shore. We had two choices – drive along the west shore or take the ferry across the narrow straight at the mouth of the Lough that sails between the villages of Strangford and Portaferry and drive up the Ards peninsula on the east side of the Lough. It’s a short trip – approximtely 0.6 nautical miles -and it only takes about 8 minutes to cross. But it seemed more fun than driving the longer way.So we drove to Strangford
looking over to the village of Portaferry
and waited for the ferry to arrive
Crossing the straight
Arriving at Portaferry.