Sunday Walk

A few from Sundays Walk.

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Today’s Walk

in photos…

Belfast Lough

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In the cool of the trees.

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Wild Rose

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Poser 🙂

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What’s he found?

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This

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Directions?

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Panoramic

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Fathers Day Walk

I was up and out for my walk on Sunday before my kids even surfaced. In fact I think I was back before they surfaced 🙂

A great morning for a dander along the coast.

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Early morning sun behind the Beech trees.

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Iris sea view.

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Maggie showing her disrespect for the law 🙂 Smudge is already look past this. My excuse was that the dogs can’t read !!

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Beach party tricks 🙂

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Scramble up Scrabo

Back out walking again today, a bit of a struggle with the dodgy ankle but I was keen to get out and get a fix of nature. Accompanied by Philip and Stephen and usual walking buddies.

Floodgates in the Wind

I had my first walk in 8 weeks on Sunday. I badly sprained my ankle back in January and I’ve not been able to enjoy my usual walks. I decided to give it a go on Sunday and picked the Floodgates in my home town along the edge of Strangford Lough. It was a touch windy but a nice day. I think I over did it with my ankle but I’m glad I went. Note the blackthorn in full flower!

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Floodgates pano

Portaferry To Ards

I had the pleasure of working in Portaferry this morning and on the way home I took advantage of a sky clear of rain and stopped along the way to take a few photos. Photoshop and photomerge came in handy too but still doesn’t do the scenery around Strangford Lough justice.

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Belvior Forest Walk

Took our regular Sunday walk in Belvoir Forest Park in Belfast this morning. It was one of those days when you see unusual things. When we reached the river a seal popped up and followed us for a while, I think it was fascinated by my dogs. The feeling was mutual 🙂 It must be a good few miles up river from Belfast Lough as you can see in the map below. We left the river and came back past it later on but on the other side and low and behold, there it was again.

While we where watching in a Kingfisher flew past, Stephen first even sighting which made it special. Add in some other local wildlife and it was a great walk.

Won’t be walking for a while now as I managed to wreck my ankle in the kitchen on the return home! It never ends lol

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Winter Walk

Low Winter sun over Strangford Lough on Sunday.

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Trees down in the recent high winds. The Park chaps did a quick job of finishing them off. I think this was 5 mature beech down.

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