Irish ferry crossing, Strangford to Portaferry
Strangford to Portaferry ferry, crossing Strangford Lough at the Narrows. Note how it struggles against the current, one of the strongest in Britain. Strangford Lough, sometimes Strangford Loch, is a large sea loch or inlet in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards Peninsula. The name Strangford is derived from Old Norse: Strangr-fjǫrðr meaning "strong fjord"; describing the fast-flowing narrows at its mouth. It is called Loch Cuan (formerly anglicised as Lough Cuan) in Irish, meaning "calm lough" (describing the still shallow waters of the mud flats), and Strangfurd Loch or Strangﬁrt Lough in Ulster-Scots. The fretum Brene (called in some of the other Vitaey fretum Brenasse) was the ancient name applied to the narrow entrance to Strangford. It is a popular tourist attraction noted for its fishing and the picturesque villages and townships which border its waters. These include Portaferry on the Ards Peninsula, which is connected to Strangford across the lough by a car ferry. The island studded sea lough is the largest inlet in the British Isles, covering 150 km². Almost totally landlocked, the lough is approached from the Irish Sea through the eight kilometre long fast-running tidal narrows, which open out into more gentle waters where there are 70 islands. Countless tidal rocky outcrops called pladdies litter the lough and mudflats, along with marshes, rocks, bays and headlands. The lough is a conservation area and its abundant wildlife recognised internationally for its importance. Recorded from The Windmill Viewpoint at Portaferry, using Panasonic HDC SD 900. Edited on Sony Vegas Pro 11. Music by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. ...ISRC: USUAN1200016. Many thanks again Kevin !