Sunday, 6 November 2016

'Wouldn't it be great if it was like this all the time?' - #MySundayPhoto

Coney Island
I never go home to Northern Ireland with any great expectations about the weather, but we were so lucky this time - the sun split the sky most days, and we had some lovely trips out with Mum.

She often takes us to Coney Island, which isn't far away, made famous by the Van Morrison song of the same name. Not really an island to be fair, but it isn't that hard to see why this gentle seaside spot is packed full of happy memories for him. Just something special and uplifting about it.

We always seem to adopt an extra dog when we walk around the peninsula here. A collie this time, obviously waiting by the beach for the next lot of visitors to pass by. A sort of free exercising service for its owners!

And you never know what you're going to come across on a walk, do you? I've never seen a seal pup up close like this in the wild. Quite amazing really. At first we were worried it might be injured, but on closer inspection it looked fine and soon slipped back into the sea. Definitely a moment the kids won't forget. Mum let a friend know who lives near by, just so she could keep an eye out for the pup, in case its mother didn't come back. There's a seal sanctuary not too far away.

I didn't take many other photos as my phone battery goes flat so quickly at the moment, but did catch this rainbow as we come out of the supermarket in Downpatrick. I used a filter just to enhance the colours and contrast, and it seems to have come out okay. Better than most of my rainbow shots anyway!

Linking up with Darren's My Sunday Photo over at Photalife.


  1. Oh gosh, that seal pup! What an utterly beautiful area, it looks magical... Glad you had a good time! (:

  2. Beautiful photos, I love the rainbow picture

    Thank you for linking up

  3. beautiful photos, I like first one as it's so moody

  4. Wow what a stunning rainbow #MySundayPhoto x

  5. 3 stunning photos all with their own story to tell

  6. Absolutely stunning photos - I love the rainbow shot. #MySundayPhoto

  7. Look at that dear little seal! Super photos iTracey, well done for capturing the rainbow so well and I love the silhouette top shot.xx