I spent today mostly walking around Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove. Breakfast at Cafe Moka was followed by a walk to the 40-foot (a supposedly-famous swimming area just off Sandycove) and then lunch, coffee and reading a book in the People's Park back in Dun Laoghaire.

The 40-foot was a bit disappointing, I have to admit. I wasn't expecting much in the way of surf or sand given that it's Ireland, after all, but I didn't expect to see people huddling around a piece of ocean, standing on rocks and shouting at each other about how cold the water was and how much fun they were having. Strange.

Syndia's still in Germany, and won't be back until Tuesday. Her parents flew out this morning so she's on her own, and presumably going to do some additional exploring before she leaves. Photos and stories etc when she gets back.