The lightship ‘Petrel’. Anchored at Ballydoran, Strangford Lough, Co Down, Northern Ireland. Petrel, launched in 1968, is now retired and serves as the HQ and clubhouse for Down Sailing Club. As the name suggests..Petrel…Warner of storms! Beautiful spring day mid April 2010. I’ve been working in this area off and on for years… its a dirty job .. but somebody has to do it!
As with all of the coastline of Northern Ireland,Strangford Lough is looked after by the National Trust.