Turns out it did actually stop raining for a few minutes. We have photographic evidence.
The rain continued on and off for the duration of the walk. Brillo got a bit wet while at the base of the hill.
Water makes him cranky.
By the way, the train in the background is the same one I took to Bray. These tracks lead from Bray to Greystones, and some consider this one of the most dramatic train rides in the world. It comes at a price, though – the line is nicknamed “Brunel’s Folly,” due to the perpetually high cost of maintaining a train line between an open ocean and a sheer cliff face. The moniker comes from civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which is what I plan on naming at least six of my children and eight of my neighbors’. Have you ever heard someone tease a guy named Kingdom? Of course not, none survived.
Shortly into the hike, we discovered the ruins of a Viking house. There was an information panel next to the building, but who has time for that when y-
We didn’t even have time to double-check if it was actually a Viking house, because we were too busy lo-
The walk was gorgeous. Green, lush, and also colors that are not green.
We decided to turn back when storm clouds approached, because if I’ve learned anything from watching James and the Giant Peach, it’s that storm clouds may contain traces of rhino.
Sights on the way back:Oh, yes, and I promised you guys some signs. Here they are:
I also promised a terrifying bathroom, and it is this one:
Lastly, I promised to show you the Best Bar in the World, but I didn’t go there because my jet-lagged face almost fell asleep in my dinner, so here are some selfies instead. Why should Brillo get all the love that he deserves so much more than I can ever hope to?
Well, that wasn’t as self-affirming as I had hoped.
You don’t need to see my nightclub photos, so here’s a creepy church instead.
I can’t wait to get back to Bray. Highly recommended sightseeing for anyone visiting Dublin. It’s an easy, quick train ride away, and the hike is more than worth it. Next time I hope to actually make it to the top, so I don’t have to answer questions about what the summit looks like.