In the suburbs of Dublin city is a town called Dún Laoghaire (pronounced “Done Leary” ) and it is one of the largest towns in the outskirts of the city. It’s also one of the nicest seaside spots, although there’s no real beach as such. Instead there’s a pretty famous harbour, which used to serve ferry routes between Ireland and Wales, but now it’s unused. There is a pretty big marina here though, and there’s always lots of activity. Its also a nice place to go for a walk.
It has been a pretty dark start to the year in Dublin so far. Most days have been fairly cloudy, so when there was a break in the gloom, we decided to go for a nice walk along the pier in Dún Laoghaire, and of course it was a nice opportunity for some of my first photos of the new year.
The clouds were lazily floating along the sky, creating pockets of light along the horizon. It was fun to watch as it played along the distant sights of the poolbeg power station in the heart of Dublin city, and Howth head in the distance. When we first got there, we could see the Irish Ferries ship entering Dublin port, and then we watched as the following Stena ferry approached from the horizon, past Howth and into port in the distance as well. All the while people were relishing the cold but fresh winters morning and the sea breeze while walking back and forward on the mostly sunny pier.
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