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Foggy day.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:04 pm
by Strum
It's been quite a time since I remember as foggy a day in D/L as yesterday....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:24 pm
by spudseamus
ohhh those foggy pic bring shivers back to me bbbrrrrrr! :D

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:58 am
by Sputnik
Do they still sound the Fog Horn from the end of the East Pier?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:13 am
by Strum
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!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:18 am
by hayla
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:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:58 am
by Avionic
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.

The Fog Horn trail (aka Oregon trail)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:43 pm
by enviro500
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

Enviro500

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:46 pm
by Snowhite
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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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:10 pm
by farmboy
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.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:14 pm
by Snowhite
Did anyone get any pic's of the snow this morning.????????

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:54 pm
by Plastic Paddy
This looks like fun,

Pistols at dawn on the East Pier perhaps :D PP

I could watch, on the D/L Harbour Company Webcam

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:59 pm
by spudseamus
SNOW!! :-(

Re: The Fog Horn trail (aka Oregon trail)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:06 pm
by Sputnik
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.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:08 pm
by spudseamus
oh oh i can see tribal lines being drawn!!! :rfl:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:33 pm
by Snowhite
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:34 pm
by spudseamus
well done snowie :D :D :D

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:51 pm
by Snowhite
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

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:59 pm
by spudseamus
:roll:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:09 am
by Strum
spudseamus wrote::roll:


Now Now spud! :D


Back on topic.


"Is there anybody out there?"

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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:11 am
by Snowhite
Snowhite wrote:Did anyone get any pic's of the snow this morning.????????

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

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:15 am
by Strum
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:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:24 am
by Snowhite
Maybe we'll get some tonight, :D

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:30 am
by Strum
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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:25 am
by spudseamus
God i took one look at all that fog --and i ran outside to bask in da sun :razz:

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:42 pm
by enviro500
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