Donaghadee is a small harbour village on the Ards Peninsula (six miles from Bangor!). It has everything for the budding photographer: a lighthouse at the end of a curving quay, fishing boats, pleasure craft, a village with a Victroian facade and shops geared for tourists, and on this day, the Donaghadee Lifeboat in port.
Many of my digital photos of Northern Ireland were taken when I visited my parents. Jet-lag meant I was usually out with a camera early in the morning and Donaghadee was a short drive from their home. The RNLI was my father's favourite charity and he always had the calendar hanging somewhere in the kitchen. This photo reminds me of him and and my mother.