There sits Elise in all her splendour on a recent cycle out to Whiteabbey, just a few miles outside of Belfast.
There's a great view back across Belfast Lough to the Samson and Goliath shipbuilding cranes.
And the park in Whiteaabey has not only my favourite of all the playground features - the roundabout, but also a freaking zipline!!
And the sun even made a brief appearance when we stopped on this little beach (followed by incessant drizzle on the 6 mile cycle back home)