We arrived at the port of Dublin early morning. The cruise ship had to be navigated into a narrow passageway to the harbour, and then manoeuvred around by almost 180 degrees to berth it for its departure Tuesday night. Our excursion for the day took us to an estate and garden called Powerscourt in the southern outskirts of the city for the morning, and then we were brought back to downtown Dublin and left to our own devices to find a pub for lunch, take in the scenery and do some shopping. It was raining on and off, but we still managed a good amount of walking around between the rain showers. I was impressed with the mix of old and new buildings. The commercial property development on the north side of the river came to an abrupt halt with the 2008 financial crises, however. Several new buildings are sitting idle and waiting for tenants. We are sailing across the Celtic Sea to the United Kingdom for an arrival at Liverpool on Wednesday.
3 Replies to “Tuesday/ Dublin”
Looks like you are having lots of fun. Thanks for the daily postings. It makes us feel like we are there with you. Watching on the ships cam each day as well. Steve & Ken
Steve shared your blog with me. You do such a beautiful job with pictures and descriptions, thus making us feel like we are part of the trip in this way.Can tell by your smiling faces you are all having a good time.
Thanks for sharing.
Keep on enjoying.
Steve’s Mom Pat
(This is a very late reply). Thanks for your message! We’re back in Seattle now but we had a great time. We would have love to have you and Ken and Steve with us as well, but it was not to be this time.