When our first American family visitor arrived, our first priority was to keep her awake. The best way to get from North America to Dublin (in our opinion) is to take the overnight flight, leaving on an American evening and arriving on the next Irish morning. Most people can not sleep on airplanes, so usually any visitors will be pretty tired upon arrival.
When she got here, Sara was at work, so I went to the bus stop for collection. She had actually gotten some sleep on the plane, because she apparently is a jet lag champion, so it wasn't quite so much a challenge to keep her active and awake until a normal sleep time.
My idea (planned weeks beforehand) was to go on a bike ride to Seapoint Beach and Dun Laoghaire. This would keep us active and pass the time before Sara was finished with work. The morning of the planned bike trip, we checked the weather forecast from The Irish Meteorological Service and saw the dreary outlook of rain and wind. Well, I hoped she was a trooper, because the beach looked like this.
|No diving, as if we needed to be reminded|
The tide was at mid-point and rising, the rain was the standard rain we have been getting used to- light, persistent, and soaking. The bike ride took us through some of the busy streets getting wet and wind-blown. The beach, even looking like it did, was a welcome change to the soggy, loud streets.
|Sea Glass on the Rocks|
|Fancy a Swim?|