Coasteering NI


I was Coasteering at Ballintoy with 19 young people on Wednesday and went from there to Belfast to pick up my friend Kathryn Wilson before heading on to Lisburn for the annual 10K race.  On the way over, Kathryn played me some of the songs that she would be listening to while running and that was my first hearing of Avicci’s new song “Wake me up”.  I loved it immediately – great beats and lyrics.  Incidentally, Kathryn is a DJ and radio presenter and she started a new blog recently that I would recommend having a read at –

It was Kathryn’s suggestion that I get a load of photos and put them together to the music and that’s exactly what I was doing until the wee hours last night.

You see, I have 1000’s of photos of people out Coasteering and it took quite a while.  Probably partly because I was looking through the albums and memories were flooding back of the experiences I shared with these people.

Eventually I managed to get a selection together and added them to the music.  At this point I have to admit to getting a bit emotional.  Watching the faces, the action and remembering how much people enjoyed themselves just made my night.

I could remember the laughter, the howling, the cheering, the camaraderie, the banter, the slagging and the jokes that were cracked.  I could remember when people were afraid and pushed on through to do what they said they wanted to do, I remember seeing the joy on their faces when they overcame those fears.  I remember the conversations as we walked back to the harbour.

I also remembered editing the photos first time round and thinking to myself “they’ll love that” and I remembered the likes and the comment that ensued when I posted them on Facebook.

This video means a lot to me.  So many happy memories and you might think this corny but I want to thank each and every one of you for them.  You make my job my dream job – thank you!!!


Ps. Lisburn 10K was awesome!!

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