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?


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.


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.


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.


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!


Blackrock Yarn Shop and Quilt Shop

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


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.


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.



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.


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


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