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Portpatrick Harbour

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Portpatrick, once famous as a fishing village, now it is more famous for its scenery. The village's calendar stays quite well booked summer months with events such as life boat week and a folk festival. The panorama shows how the village looked as the sun set on the 20th of Feb 2010. Within 30 mins of this image being taken the snow clouds finally gave into their own weight and it started snowing.

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