What glorious weather! I headed out at 11am with a vague notion of driving around Sutton and Howth and stopping somewhere for a bit of a walk. The day's odyssey stuck to the plan, but then branched out from there.
It doesn't make any sense at all if viewed on a map. After spending some time around Howth I went in to town and stopped off at Doheny & Nesbitt's 'dry' pub for soup, sandwich and shandies. Then I thought of going home but changed my mind and grabbed a hot chocolate and slice of cake in Costa's on the Malahide Road before taking a notion to continue on to Rush, the part of the Rush-and-Lusk combination that I've never been to before. That's where I came across Men of the Sea, a rather wonderful five-piece sculpture in a little square on Main Street. I finished my travels at the South Beach in Rush, again a place I've never been to before.
It was after 6pm by the time I left Rush and returned home, well satisfied with a lovely day out.
Extras: Two views at Sutton, SP reflection in brass at Doheny & Nesbitt's, and an anti-plastic reminder at the beach in Rush.
External upload: Composite of Men of the Sea sculptural group.