Nerdy adventures since 2006

Sandymount Strand

May 10, 2006

Wednesday was a glorious day. On the trek into work I remarked how lovely it would be to head out for a nice long wander after work. Against all form the sun was still shining at 7pm so, to as if to honour my half of the bargain, I hit the road.

No maps: just a bottle of water, a camera and a vague notion that Ringsend was at the bottom of the road.

Sure enough, it was.

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I soon realised I wouldn't be seeing Fitzwilliam Square this evening (going out towards the sea in completely the wrong direction probably didn't help); however, unbeknownst to me, Sandymount Strand lay ahead.

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I wasn't expecting the beach "smell" a few minutes walk from my apartment but that was why I set out walking. A nice little park leads into Sandymount beach.

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The novelty of walking to the beach made the journey worthwhile by itself. Of course, everywhere is within walking distance if only you have enough time.

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What struck me about this beach - apart from the ginormous power station conveniently located nearby - was how far out the tide goes. This leaves acres of space for the actual sand and stuff.

That's where the pleasantness ended, unfortunately; it was getting dark so I decided to take the bus home. Although not the most frequent of routes (or regular, or reliable) I threw caution to the wind and waited.

40 minutes later I gave up only to see the bus whizz past while I stood stranded 10m from the stop flailing arms about. A short sharp kick to a lamp-post later I was on the DART. Even on the south-side the buses don't work.

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