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seaside with a difference

by greenrabbitdesigns


These are the Mourne Mountains, the mountain on the right of the photo is Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland’s highest mountain.


This is where “The Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea” (a song written about the area).


This is the Irish Sea under a greyish sky which wasn’t like this all the time, the clouds let the sunshine in from time to time.


And this little town is Newcastle, Co Down, which sits at the foot of the Mournes.

All very calm and peaceful you would think!

Well it was until this ………………

Airshow 1

Aeroplanes! And lots of them too. We had come to the seaside to watch the Festival of Flight! I probably have mentioned it here before but I adore all kinds of flying machines, so this was a treat!

I have to say that all the photos of planes were taken by my Hb as my little point and shoot just couldn’t keep up with them and I would rather watch what was going on anyway, I took a few but Hb’s are much better!

Airshow 2

Airshow 3

Airshow 4

Airshow 5

Airshow 6

Red Arrows 1

Then my favourites arrived ~ The Red Arrows !!!

The skill of these pilots is absolutely amazing. I love the speed, the noise, the excitement of their display!

Red Arrows Collage

Red Arrows 7

Red Arrows 8

Absolutely fantastic!!!!!

Vulcan 1

The show then finished with a display from a Vulcan, which is the last of it’s kind still flying. It looked like a giant moth in the sky, an amazing aircraft!

Vulcan 2

Vulcan 3

It was a brilliant afternoon, exciting displays and it stayed dry despite some very grey clouds at times!

Thanks again Hb for the use of your photos.

Now as we are on a seaside theme, I thought I would share my two recent girls with you.

Marina Collage

This is Marina, who is on her way to live in Spain!

Shelley Collage

And this little lady is Shelley, who is going to live in England!

Thanks as always for dropping by!

Have a wonderful week! 🙂

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Marigold Jam August 12, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Bet your necks ache now!! Lovely little bunnies – did they go too?!

Mia August 12, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Hello Vivienne,

Well done Hb – fantastic pictures! Those aeroplanes looks amazing! And the girls… the cutest ever, again!

Have a happy new week, sunny and bright!


ali August 12, 2013 - 10:07 pm

love your two new girls. Tell Hb I also love his red arrow photos. Have you been to the bead shop in Newcastle (opposite Mauds)?

Jane's Journal August 12, 2013 - 11:09 pm

What a great air display Vivienne. I also love the red arrows and I can never comprehend how they fly so fast and so close. Your latest girls are real cuties and Marina’s dress fabric is gorgeous. Have a great week, Jane xx

Christina August 12, 2013 - 11:26 pm

Oh, that is fabulous fun! Love the excitement and sounds of planes. Your girls are also precious as always!! xoxo

Sharon August 13, 2013 - 7:12 am

Fantastic photos, well done to your Hb, not an easy thing to achieve. As ever your girls are beautiful.

Jill August 13, 2013 - 9:02 am

Wow, how thrilling. Your HB has taken some tremendous photos. What a spectacular day.
A big hello to Marina and Shelley- I’m loving Shelley’s cardigan, it’s so pretty. xx

Patty August 13, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Hi V, that’s twice in 24hrs I’ve seen the Mournes and Newcastle, wonderful, they were on the Cycling Show last night. Wow what brilliant photos, thank you to Mr Green Rabbit for sharing and capturing my favpurites too, the Arrows and Vulcan.
Looks a fabulous display and you got great views of it, I think the clouds add to the drama 🙂 x

Barbara Carter August 13, 2013 - 1:29 pm

I love reading your blog. I live in England and my son lives in Downpatrick so I feel I am keeping in touch with Ireland!!

Gina August 13, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Wow! What amazing photographs. I particularly like Shelley!

Liz in Missouri, USA August 13, 2013 - 9:19 pm

I fell like a kid watching fireworks – “Ooooooooooooooo” – “Aaaaaaaaaahhhh”. Great photos! What a fun day that must have been!

Susan August 13, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Wonderful photographs Vivienne!…The red arrows are amazing, aren’t they? We saw them at the seaside (Southport) a few years ago and it was a fantastic day out.
I’ve already had the privilege of meeting little Marina (and i love her pretty colours) and Shelley is equally beautiful!
Hope you’re having a great week,
Susan x

knitsofacto August 14, 2013 - 12:42 am

Fabulous pics of the planes … I’d have loved to have seen the show 🙂

Gillian Bayes August 14, 2013 - 11:33 am

Hi Vivienne!
The lovely Marina has just arrived safely and is settling in here. It’s so hot she might need to take her cardigan off! I feel very lucky to own one of your sweet girls. Thank you! Gill XX

Mitzi August 14, 2013 - 4:28 pm

I am very lucky as I live in the same county as the Red Arrows reside and just occasionally we get a rare treat and see their flight practice, but it doesn’t matter how many times you see them they are still amazing every time.

Simone August 14, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Great plane shots although I would rather be watching them than in them! The bunnies are adorable as usual. I am sad that they never get a chance to display themselves in your etsy shop anymore. Anyway, I am glad they have gone to good homes. x

Karen August 16, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Your seaside girls are adorable! Never knew you are such a fan of airplanes,I used to love those shows as a girl!

Anne D.T. August 16, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Hi Vivienne, What cool photos. Thanks for sharing them AND thanks Mr B for taking them!! It all looks exciting. I’m just back from my big trip. Happy to see Shelley, Marina and (Hydie). Keep creating…….

A big hello from America,
Anne and all
PlumCreek Studio

thelinencat September 3, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Wow – excellent photos! I am envious, especially of your seeing the Red Arrows. Cute bunnies as well 🙂 Bx

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