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Foggy day.

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:04 pm

It's been quite a time since I remember as foggy a day in D/L as yesterday....


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Postby spudseamus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:24 pm

ohhh those foggy pic bring shivers back to me bbbrrrrrr! :D
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Postby Sputnik » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:58 am

Do they still sound the Fog Horn from the end of the East Pier?
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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:13 am

Sputnik wrote:Do they still sound the Fog Horn from the end of the East Pier?



I've only heard that foghorn on rare occasians now Sputnik!
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Postby hayla » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:18 am

Strum wrote:
Sputnik wrote:Do they still sound the Fog Horn from the end of the East Pier?



I've only heard that foghorn on rare occasians now Sputnik!


Me too,, but is it 'cos of the climate changes or we hear it so often we don't notice it anymore :roll:
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Postby Avionic » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:58 am

Like you Sputnik I lived in the heart of Dun Laoghaire as a child and often heard the sound of the fog horn. These people who lived in the more rural areas, such as Sallynoggin and the Farm, would not have the same experience of life by the sea that we did!!!!!


I did hear the fog horn sounding on last Sunday morning.
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The Fog Horn trail (aka Oregon trail)

Postby enviro500 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:43 pm

Avionic,

You are absolutely right about us rural dwellers. As a small boy I remember hearing the 'call' of the Fog Horn and donning my camogear Compass, Ration pack Huskies & Sledge, I departed the wilderness of Mounttown fought my way through the thick forests at Glandore House. By the little Sisters, some 3/4 mile from home I meekly fell upon their good hospitality and was soon on my way again, At Kingstown Grammar, the Indians were waiting for me, Hockey sticks at the ready, must have been 15 of them, all Girls and I retaliated with the ever faithful Hurley, Papist against Prod. I won and soon on my way again, waving at Paul McGrath in the Birds Nest. His little face pressed against the Barred, cold window.

As I rounded the bend at DeVesci, I heard them, the FOG HORN call, JUST LIKE THE Sea sirens in their nakedness calling the ships and sailors to the doom on the rocks.

I was almost there......exhausted and bloodied and almost one and a quarter miles from home ...indeed another Continent.

At Clarence St THERE IT WAS, I had the horn at last.... in my sights that is. And there looking on in awe at me were all the Yorkers... can it be that poeple live beyond Glandore House ?.

Yes a sight to remember

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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:46 pm

I like it Enviro,........[URL=http://imageshack.us]Image


Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah,...Avionic, Image[/URL] ... :rfl: :rfl: :rfl: :hayla:
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Postby farmboy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:10 pm

The East pier foghorn was going all night Sunday, I know cos I could hear it and we must be at least 2 miles inland and not only that, we had the windows closed. I suppose its because we,re up a bit of a height and theres nothing to block the sound.
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:14 pm

Did anyone get any pic's of the snow this morning.????????
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Postby Plastic Paddy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:54 pm

This looks like fun,

Pistols at dawn on the East Pier perhaps :D PP

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Postby spudseamus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:59 pm

SNOW!! :-(
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Re: The Fog Horn trail (aka Oregon trail)

Postby Sputnik » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:06 pm

sputnik wrote:... can it be that poeple live beyond Glandore House ?.




My father once told me that people do indeed live beyond Glandore House, in the townlands of Mounttown and Monkstown Farm. 'In the woods' as my mother would say. A few have been known to make their way into town over the years to be educated.
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Postby spudseamus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:08 pm

oh oh i can see tribal lines being drawn!!! :rfl:
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:33 pm

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Postby spudseamus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:34 pm

well done snowie :D :D :D
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:51 pm

bowdown ,thanks Spud, but i think we are a bit :bold: ,were going off topic,...........so i'm outa here.Image,before we get, yapyap
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Postby spudseamus » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:59 pm

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Postby Strum » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:09 am

spudseamus wrote::roll:


Now Now spud! :D


Back on topic.


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The east Pier from the baths, and this was mid afternoon. It was like this all day1 Umm climate changes indeed! ;-)



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Postby Snowhite » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:11 am

Snowhite wrote:Did anyone get any pic's of the snow this morning.????????

Did you get any Strum.....??????
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Postby Strum » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:15 am

Snowhite wrote:
Snowhite wrote:Did anyone get any pic's of the snow this morning.????????

Did you get any Strum.....??????



All I saw was some white stuff strewn around the back garden and thought the dog had sneaked something out and tore it to shreds...but it was lighly scattered Snow. Not enough for a photo though! :cool:
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Postby Snowhite » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:24 am

Maybe we'll get some tonight, :D
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Postby Strum » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:30 am

Snowhite wrote:Maybe we'll get some tonight, :D



Hopefully not, but if only for the kids, well ok then!
Now you know 2 things about me. :cool: I hate Christmas and Snow! Maybe because they're not related anymore! :D

Anyway... :D


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Postby spudseamus » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:25 am

God i took one look at all that fog --and i ran outside to bask in da sun :razz:
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Postby enviro500 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:42 pm

SPUTNIK,

Like Avionic, you are absolutely right. Indeed some of us, and not just a few, ventured into the Civilised world to receive an 'Hedgiemucation' from the Townie folk.

But hark......do I hear teachers Mr Seani Martin, Mr McDonald both teachers from the inner hinterland afar from us, where they eat their young , cycling many miles on their Rudge and Hercules bikes all the way from Clonkeen Rd by God to educate you townies also !!!!!!!
My old uncle Tom Caulfield, an ambulance driver at Loughlinstown and keeper of the Morgue there was also a well known Blueshirt and overseen the witch burnings at Cabinteely until Eugene was born in 1957.

We were informed that the inner harbour was a Godesnd for the Great Unwashed of the town while we 'wild Folk' had to make do with the crystal fresh stream that willowed its gentle way through MACKERS in Mounttown and on to Wheelers Castle.

It is also written that the rich urine from the Dublin Dairies horses was excellent as a Henna for the ladies haire and indeed that is why, to this day there is a feint hint of the red/ orange
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