Upper Greystones Cliff Walk

Scruffy’s people took the DART (commuter train) to Bray to enjoy the Upper Greystones Walk. To do the Upper Greystones Walk, we had to first repeat the Bray Head Walk (see earlier posts) to get to the top.

Remember the cross from our Bray Head Walk last time?  See it off in the distance to the right?

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Continuing the walk involved climbing over fences for a trek through a rancher’s land. A sign warned us to Beware of Bull and Keep All Dogs Under Control. However, it said nothing about husbands.

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We saw lovely fascinating lichen and rocky terrain along the way.

 

We glanced down at all the lucky people who chose the Lower Greystones Walk and would enjoy a pint at the pub at the walk’s end very soon. If you look closely, you can see the train tracks – we could have even taken the DART all the way to the pub.

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Our destination, the pub, is down there in the town that juts out on the upper left:

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We encountered a young hiker from Germany who graciously took our picture for us before taking a shortcut back down the hill.

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We continued on our route, enjoying the vistas and colorful foliage along the way, including a beautiful rainbow over the Irish Sea below.

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Eventually the pub felt as though it was getting farther and farther away, but we finally made it! Best Guiness ever!

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Switzerland Business Trip

Scruffy, Sis and Dad held down the fort whilst Mummy flew off to Switzerland for a business trip. A welcome change from Ireland – it was HOT!

Swiss swimming in the Rhine in Basel.

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After a full day in a conference room, I took the train back to Zurich, watching everyone else play and stay cool.

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Enjoyed killing time before my flight watching beautiful Swans in the Limmat River in Zurich near the main train station.

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Saw Swiss sparrows sunning.

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The water looked SOOO inviting…

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I confess that after a little exploring, I did dip my toes for a little while.  No picture since I’m way overdue for a mani-pedi.  But here’s an intriguing alleyway.

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Couldn’t resist getting this adorable swim suit for the grand baby.

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. OK, so we might have to wait a couple of years for her to model it.

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Blackrock Yarn Shop and Quilt Shop

Scruffy’s mum discovered her local yarn shop, Winnie’s Craft Café, located in Blackrock, Ireland.

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It’s a lovely little shop with a café in the back. Scruffy’s daddy likes to hang out here nibbling chocolate muffins while mummy shops.

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Marina, the owner, and her colleague Jackie are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They have a good selection of yarn, as well as some cross stitch and other craft supplies.

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Within walking distance of Winnie’s is a little quilt shop, Floppy Fabrics, operated out of a tiny room of the owner’s home. Like ScruffyQuilts, Floppy Fabrics is also named after the owner’s dog.  Lovely gardens to enjoy along the way.

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I lost my head a bit in both places – doing my part to support the Irish economy!

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Whipped up a little pad for the grand baby in no time!

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