01 November 2010

Halloween Social Cycle around the Coast to Dun Laoghaire 31/10/10

It was Raining all Night and continued into the Morning Time as I headed off from my House and I put on my Overtrousers. This was at 9.50am and as I continued along the Road the Rain finally stopped and after an Hour later I eventually took them off well into our Cycle. It was a very enjoyable Cycle we started off from the RDS  Showgrounds Merrion Road Ballsbridge at 10.50am. No hurry nice and Leisurely we had Plenty of time to admire the scenery of all the Old Majestic Red Brick Houses along the Route . Because it was Sunday Morning  very little Traffic on the Road and we could Relax without having to watch for some Nasty  Motorist trying their best to Crash into us.

We continued along the Coastal Road all the way to Dun Laoghaire/ Dun Leary/ Formerly Kingstown back when before Independence and changed back to Dun Laoghaire. This Town is very Sedate very much like Brighton in England full of the Grand Old Houses of the Wealthy Elite back in the Day but now for a Grand part turned into Apartments.

It was too early for Lunch being it only 11.50 am so we went to the Peoples Park and Strolled around looking at the Sunday Market then took Photo's. Then we went about 3 - 4 Km  2miles up the Road to Dalky and Bulloch Harbour and more Photo's  and looked at the Seals the Rocks and the Sea and  Sky then eventually had Lunch in a small Café in Dalky Village.

On the way back we stopped of at the Jame's Joyce Martello Tower of Ulysse's Fame and had a look at the Forty Foot Bathing Spot, then continued along the Coastal Route back to Dun Laoghaire then eventually back to Ballsbridge and said  our Goodbyes to each other on a very Enjoyable Day out. It was still only 3.30pm so I said to them I was going up to the Dublin Flea on Newmarket Square thinking that they might want to tag along but no they decided to go Home.

So I went off into the City and Kevin Street beside St Patricks Cathedral then Dean Street and then New Row South then into Newmarket Square and had a Browse around the Stalls but did not buy anything. I had a look at Bespoke Cyclery and a Leather Saddle they had for Sale and expressed my Interest but held off buying it until another time perhaps then headed Home.

I  got back Home and it still was only 4.45pm it was getting Dark because of the Clocks going back the Night before.


Oakdene said...

Hi, nice blog & good post. You have beautifully maintained it,Its really helpful for me, hope u have a wonderful day & awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
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l' homme au velo said...

Thanks Oakdene,It is always very nice in Dun Laoghaire you have a lot of Amenities with Shops ,Café's,Pub's etc,and also the Wonderful Scenery of the Coastline.

For added Benefit you have the Peoples Park with it's Sunday Market always very well maintained Gardens.

Then just up the Road really just a Stroll away you have the nice Village of Dalky another Jem of a place,Home to a lot of Literati and Celebrities.

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l' homme au velo said...

Hi Harry I will have a look and make a decision. I might just add it without saying anything about it and let People make their own Minds up.

Trevor Woodford said...

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l' homme au velo said...

Hi Trevor Thanks for dropping by,this Blog started out as just a bit of Fun and carried on after that. It is about all the Trials and Tribulations and Fun Cycling around the Streets of Dublin mostly and the occasional Trips further Afield.

I shall Endeavour to try and keep it interesting for as long as I can,Thanks Jack.