06 March 2010
At the Garden Shop in Dublin City.
On Friday I headed off into the City to my favourite Garden Shop Mr Midleton in Mary Street to have a look to see if they got any interesting Plants in for the coming Growing season. I had to pass through the North Strand area on my way. I got to the Hill where the former Strand Picture House was on the Nth Strand Road . There is an off Road Cycle Lane to get you away from the Buses and Traffic on the Hill. It is clearly Signposted but as usual it was blocked by Cars parking on it. I gave out to the Individuals in the Car but it did not Faze them in the slightest. I told them it was Illegal and they just said so what. If I reported it I would have to stay there for over an Hour and there is no Guarantee that any thing would come of it. The last time I reported something I was just left waiting and I had to go off after a few calls and calling down to the Police Station. I got a call two Weeks later telling me they had gone to the wrong spot .This was on the Coast at Clontarf. So you can understand why I did not bother. They did not bother to check it properly. Cycling is very low down on their Priorities.
I eventually ended up getting Compost and two Packets of Seed, Courgettes and Climbing Beans,and got some Fish for Dinner on the way Home in Marino.