The other day I decided to try as many of the modes of public transport available to me in Dublin.
Leaving Elly & George’s house, I hopped on the local bus to town (Dublin), alighting at Heuston Train Station. From there I jumped on a Luas tram to Connolly Train Station, where I boarded the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), that runs from Howth & Malahide on the north of Dublin bay right to Bray and on under Bray Head to Greystones in Co Wicklow.
I chose the southerly direction and a destination of Greystones. It has been over almost half a century. since I visited Greystones, back then it was a very sleepy village.
Although expansion has taken place in Greystones and the arrival of the ‘Dart’, turned it into a commuter town.
The place still holds on the village feeling with a wonderful selection of interesting restaurants and well looked after shops and boutiques.
I ambled my way about the streets and sat for a coffee at the Happy Pear It was busy, but welcoming and the coffee was good. I sat outside and ‘people watched’.
Then it was time to seek out the beach of soft coarse sand.
The sky was clearing and the sun appearing…
When I had my fill, I worked my way back to the Dart Station, to head back towards town. Realising that I had never travelled all the way round Dublin Bay in one go, I got my ticket to take me to Howth.
Howth was really the end of the line. I have been to Howth on many occasions, so did not dally this time.
I took the Dart back to Connelly Station, from there the Luas to Heuston Station and this time a train from Heuston to Adamstown.
The fresh sea air, had sharpened my appitite and the aroma of good cooking was very welcome smell. Elly & George produced aperitifs and nibbles to snack on, as I shared my adventure and we waited for dinner.
So I was on a bus, tram, Dart and train, now that leaves boats and planes for another day!