Luvverly Dunmore East

Dunmore East, from the Waterford Tourism site

We've just returned from a week's holiday in Dunmore East -and once again, I don't have a single sketch to show for it. This is a recurrent theme in my life, good intentions thwarted by indolence. It is a lovely, lovely spot, no doubt about it and kick-started another little ongoing theme -thoughts of relocation away from the big smoke. However, the reverie was broken at the long weekend by hordes of city heads, intent on relocating their rubbish onto the beach. Why do people do that?

But, hey -the water was goooood. I encountered a couple of good-natured jellyfish [they didn't sting me] and we chatted about where to site the blue flag. There's also a cave adjacent to the beach where there's some of the best-carved graffiti I've ever seen. From as far back as 1823. Forget your black markers -a couple of these messages looked as if they had hired a stone mason to realise them.


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