After some last minute discussion Stephen and I decided to go ahead and have our Sunday walk today. Probably a wrong decision as it rained solid the whole time. I had decided to try and keep the camera in the bag out of the rain but as usual I saw a few things that made it worth lifting out.
This was the view over Belfast Lough, drizzle and misty at the same time.
I spotted this little coastal Cottage that looked like a throw back to years gone by. How it’s managed to survive tucked in between some mega mansions, I don’t know!
I then spotted a Grey Heron in the water along the coast. Normally a shy bird, this one seemed content to stand and watch us.
I sneaked a little closer and changed to a zoom lens and grabbed a few quick shots.
Stephen then let my dogs go and Smudge did a sterling job of chasing it off to a distant perch.
Some lovely coastal Wild Flowers in the rain. Sea Thrift is a favourite of mine for walks and as a accent plant.
Bluebells are out
Part of the World War 2 Defenses for German Bombers targeting Belfast docks. This gun commanded a great position from Grey’s Point overlooking Belfast Lough.
Maybe it was worth a walk in the rain anyway 🙂