The Laughing Gull received a couple of visitors from far flung places on Saturday, birders and photographers Chris Baines (Scotland) and Ronan McLaughlin (Cork) both visited Ballycastle. Both observers were too scared to go into the chippy to buy chips so once again i was forced much against my will to go and buy the chips. Two o'clock in the afternoon is the same as seven o'clock in this hick town and it was a pushing and shoving match just to get an order in. The reason for this is i found out is the very famous (at least in Ballycastle) Jumbo Cod Supper which retails at a whopping seven pound and people come from as far away as a mile just to buy it. It was huge and if you ever have a need to put a stone on urgently this is your answer. Fish stocks in the Atlantic won't last long at this rate!
Here are two pictures of the gull by Chris Baines