He suggested a short drive up to the Point of Ayre to walk along the foreshore. The area along the shore is a protected nesting site for Arctic Terns so we took the binoculars and our walking boots.
The Ayres is the northernmost point of the island and feels quite remote, even though it is only around 8 or 9 miles from town. From the sandy parking area you can look across to the coast of Scotland and see the sun glinting off the glass of lighthouses or buildings.
The Terns' nesting area is roped off to prevent people walking there, and any dogs must be kept on a lead. There were a few other people there, just walking or sitting on the unprotected area of shingle, enjoying the sun.
We walked to the lighthouse and followed the path further along the shore, before retracing our steps to the parking area then along in the opposite direction.
We passed by the rusted remains of WW2 sea defences and stopped for 10 minutes or so to watch a small group of seals that were swimming and diving only a few yards from the shore. We got a great view of them through the binoculars but they were too far away for my phone's camera.
Back home for yet another ice cream.
After supper the temperature was much more comfortable so we walked the 20 minutes to the hotel by the park for a glass of pink bubbles. Just like being on holiday.