I was out of action yesterday after picking up the virus that Claire and Alice have had. It left me feeling totally drained, with a splitting headache and feeling sick. I'm glad to say, this morning I felt a little bit better and this afternoon I am feeling better still. Hoping that by tomorrow I'll be back to normal. In the meantime ...
I woke up early on the morning of Day 3 and seeing as neither Jon or Emily were awake by the time I'd had a shower and got ready, I thought I'd go downstairs and have a walk around the little park opposite the hotel.
It was lovely and peaceful walking round the park, even with the rush hour traffic on the other side of the fence.
Looking across the park towards the hotel
Once Jon and Emily were up and we'd had breakfast we decided to head back to town to catch the Dart from Connolley Station to Howth (about 25 minutes north of Dublin). As we came out the station there was a little shop with a free map of the area and headed towards the harbour.
As we approached I heard a lady standing by the harbour wall saying "they're so sweet!" so we went over to see what she was talking about and there were two seals in the water.
This one seemed a bit younger.
I also never realised how big their noses are - random I know but it was one of the things I noticed.
A few of the fish shops and restaurants along the harbour
We then walked back round the harbour heading towards the sea
past the Marina
and on to the sea wall, which we followed all the way round to the lighthouse.
Jon in front of the beacon.
A close up of the writing on the base.
Howth was definitely a favourite and I took quite a number of photos. I'd be unable to put them all up on the blog but if you want to see a few more, there are some on flickr.