Day 4 Tues. Oct. 27
59 F, a little sun, a few downpours and some good winds
All day in Dublin. Started with a Full Irish Breakfast with Black
Pudding, some sort of a liver sausage, egg, bacon, beans, toast, mushrooms
and the obligatory 1/2 tomato.
Walked down to the TIC/Bus stop and took the GreyLine Hop On/Hop Off tour.
Took the bus all the way around once, past Dublin Castle, ChristChurch,
St. Pats Cathedral,
Guinness, Phoenix Park, O'Connell St. (where we saw
the Floozy in the Jacuzzi/Bitch in the Ditch/Slut in the Rut) and hopped
off there to hit a Burger King for coffee and a pee.
Came out and grabbed the bus just as the downpour hit and the rain came
down in sheets. Then saw Trinity College
and St. Stephens Green (with
the Fag on the Crag/Queer on the Square statue of Oscar Wilde).
Took the Guinness Brewery
tour, then walked down to Dublin Castle and went
thru that a bit, over to Trinity to see the Book of Kells and "The Long
Room" library there and also got a glimpse of the inside of the student
union building. Just missed another of those heavy showers.
After that we went down into Temple Bar for "pizza" (not too bad) and
"nachos" (tortilla chips). After dinner we went back to
Cyberia Cafe and
logged in for our 1/2 hour Internet/hotmail fix. Walked back thru the
shops (which were starting to close).
We'd called Roisin earlier in the morning, but the bus schedule was
against us. So we settled for a nice phone chat instead of a visit. We'd
already lost a day with the ferry troubles, so had to skip visiting
Waterford too. The night was really gusty windy, so we hope the ferry
gets off on time in the morning (Think foreshadowing here).