Sunday, June 09, 2013

Summer in Dublin

Irish people are experts at weather - we know the four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and a Sunday! Today (an actual Sunday) was one of the few glorious weather days in Dublin over the past few years, and Roma and I decided we needed a walk by the sea. The radio news warned us about heavy traffic in DĂșn Laoghaire, so we decided to walk along the South Wall in Dublin Port.

Dublin in summer is lovely, just like every other city in the world. The difference for us is that we rarely get good weather combined with a weekend. The South Wall was full of people out for a walk, and there were plenty of fishermen trying their luck - but we saw no fish.

On our way back we witnessed a Stena Line Dublin-Holyhead ferry entering Dublin Port. There is a curious effect when this ship, and I'm many others of similar size, enter the port. The ship slowly travels between the North and South Walls, but a Tsunami-like effect can be witnessed as the ship passes by. I shot the video below with my iPhone today to show what I mean. The effect of the waves washing up at the pier gives an idea on how a tsunami like wave can be generated in a very small space of time - very powerful.

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