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Editor's Viewpoint: A sight to behold

New England in the Fall is one of the great sights of nature with the foliage of the US state's woodlands becoming a multi-coloured vista.

Now Northern Ireland can claim to have a similar natural wonder. Trees and shrubs on Rathlin Island have turned various shades of brown and black due to a liberal dousing with salt whipped over the land during a recent fierce storm.

It truly is a baffling sight with even the island's oldest residents unable to recall any similar occurrence. Rathlin is certainly one place where it can be said that one can experience two seasons at once. The landscape looks like autumn even though it is still high summer

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