30 April 2011

Leisurly Cycle to the Poolbeg Lighthouse ,Great South Wall Ringsend 26th April 2011

Very uneven Granite Pavement due to action of the Sea coming over the Wall for 200 Years in spite of some Renovation on part of it in 1999  /  La Grand Mur du sud  ,Bouche du Riviere Liffey  á Dublin  en Irlande, Voiture Interdit sur le pavé granite. la sol ne pas bon pour conduit. le action au la mer vers 200 Année precedent  produit cols et defiles en la pierre . La Mur par temps ne pas sante parce la orage sur la mer .La mur 5KM de longe/ Clic on the images to make bigger/ Clique sur les images pour aggrandir.

Looking back at the Poolbeg Power Station Ringsend.

Half Moon Swimming Pool Club founded in 1898.La Club Lune  du midi du nage fondeé 1898

Ancient Block and Tackle Hoist  Poolbeg Lighthouse/ Phare  du Poolbeg la Grand Mur du sud  ,Ringsend.

Speed Limit for Pleasure Boats and Shipping in Dublin Port.

This is a Shelter area for Walkers on the South Wall and there are Seats in the Alcoves but it is prone to Anti Social behaviour at Night with the remains of Fires./La cloche pour le pietons traverse la Mur ,contenue le Chaisse /benchs.mais le delinquents causé dommage et jettée detritus et  les feu.

Mural on wall of Shelter,Monty Python./Mural sur la mur. monty python

Poolbeg Lighthouse and the Ulysses Ferry coming into Port.

I got a new Lock that Day in 2Wheels .ie  Bike Shop in Sandymount  Green  .The Fagetaboutit New York Lock, Krytonite in Yellow. Supposed to be very good./ jai achat   tré bien lock  nouveau  Krytonite Fagetaboutit new yorkaise  á la droit  en jaune   á  2wheels.ie  magazin du velo á  la verte Sandymount.

Ringsend Nature Park /Parc Natural and the Poolbeg Power Station.

Ringsend Nature Park beside the Shelly Banks.

Passed through Fairview Park on way Home. These Girls were attending Boot Camp to get fit and lose some Weight./Boot Camp pour elever truc ventre, le Jeunesse Femme  Jettee le ventre ,Park du Fairview.

Cycle Track through  Fairview Park on way Home.

Cycle Path Fairview Park /Chemin du velo parc du fairview.

I love this a Feral Motorist getting their comeuppence for Parking on the Cycle Path and Pedestrian Path outside Fairview Park on my way Home.  /Un voiture sur le chemin du velo  prochaine parc du fairview CLAMPED jai tre heurresment.
On Thursday last I decided to go for a spin to the Great South Wall at the Mouth of the Liffey as I have not been there in many Years. The Nth Bull  and Sth Bull Wall was put in to stop the Liffey from Silting up in the 18th Century and was Designed by William Bligh of the Mutiny on the Bounty Fame. I was not in humour for a very long Cycle just a nice sedate Jaunt and I wanted to have a look at 2Wheels .ie Bike Shop on Sandymount Green. Which I did first as I knew it would be closed after coming from the Sth Wall. I decided to get Baggy Cycling Shorts and also the New York Lock because I heard it was very good the Fagetabout it.

Then I headed off through Ringsend Park then the Nature Park and did a little bit of off Road Cycling for five minutes until I reached  the Road to the Sth Wall. I tried Cycling on it the Sth Wall for a while but it was rough going and I did not want to wreck my Wheels on the uneven Granite Blocks which were made uneven by the Sea constantly coming over the wall so I walked the 5 Km to the Lighthouse there and back to the Power Station. The Wall is around 5KM long or 3 or 4 miles and can be dangerous if the sea is rough and is coming over the wall but it was very calm that day. I had Lunch up beside the Lighthouse at 3.pm of a Baguette of Chicken Salad which I had got in the Spar Shop on Sandymount Green at around 2.15pm. There was a sharp Nth East wind hitting me in the face but not very Cold around 16 C and it would be much warmer away from the Coast. I enjoyed myself for over an hour watching the Ships coming into Dublin Port and I started to head Home at around 5.00pm.

I went over the East Link Bridge at Pigeon House Road then down the East Wall  Road then eventually over the Tolka River then through Fairview Park. There was a large group of Young Women in Training in a Boot Camp to get fit and lose some weight and some had come by Bicycle presumably. I noticed a Car was Clamped outside the Park on the Cycle Track. This is always happening here especially at the Weekend with People Playing Football in the Park and Parking on the Cycleway , dangerous to Cyclists and Pedestrians who have to try and squeeze pass each other or else go on the Roadway. Also if it is  Match Day on Weekends in the National Gaelic Athletics Stadium in Croke Park they Park their Cars here and the Police seems to turn a Blind Eye to what is going on as there are usually a few Gardai on Patrol all around this district and nobody getting Ticketed . I enjoyed the Day it was very relaxing.


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