Still Too Damn Windy – A Year of Ireland Part Four

I’ve already covered Howth pretty well. Just in case, though, here’s a quick recap.

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“Heard it already. I’m out.”

The first, most important thing you need to know about Howth is fudge. It’s also got a phenomenal weekend farmers market, which is perhaps best know for its fudge.

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Fudge.

This little patch of flowers is locally famous for being the most colorful area for thirty kilometers.

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Recycling jokes because I care about the comedic environment.

We had some absolutely gorgeous weather for our day in the seaside village.

Howth Harbour receives more oceangoing vessels than all of central Siberia combined.

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Relatively speaking.

Here’s the harbor itself. In the background is Ireland’s Eye, a small island uninhabited aside from some ruins.

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Weird old churches can pop up almost anywhere in Ireland. Here’s one above a bike shop:

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Another angle:

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This seagull lives life on the edge:

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Ireland is ridiculously strict about cleaning up after your pooch.

That's some expensive shit, man.

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None of these signs make a difference.

An old fishing boat tied to the breakwater.

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Check it out:

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More seaworthy than the Plassy, that’s for damn sure.

We decided to walk out on the breakwater towards the lighthouse. Now, if there’s one thing you should know about Howth, it is that the town is exceptionally windy.

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This picture was taken between gusts.

Howth gets more wind than most wind tunnels. NASA considered testing their designs here before realizing the weather surpassed any extreme they could possibly encounter. Residents call Chicago the “Breezy City,” and then only because they’re being generous.

. We were there on a calm day. By our next visit this was all white froth.

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We were there on a calm day. By our next visit this was all white froth.

While walking out, we got a closer view of Ireland’s Eye.

. Ireland's a cyclops. Who knew?

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Ireland’s a cyclops. Who knew?

The lighthouse:

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Past the lighthouse was a little vantage point.

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Then we walked back towards the town.

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We decided to head up around the bend towards the hiking trails.

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This bend.

We’ll get to those in the next post. Until then, I have to go save Brillo from whatever trouble he’s gotten himself into now.

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“You’re the one who put me here, dick.”

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