Howth is pretty great. A drive along the coast of Dublin will bring you to a harbour town that is as pretty as it is enjoyable.
As a child, many a Sunday was spent traipsing up and down the walk along the pier. The best part of all was getting to run up and down the bumpy roof. It was brilliant.
We recently headed off to Howth for a stroll and fish and chips, of course!
First of all, we drove up a thin and windy road to Howth Summit. We parked and joined the trail of people making their way along the thin path, enjoying the sheer drop below and the views of the sea and the jutting rocks.
We walked along until we reached the start of the proper hiking trail, and then realised what we were getting ourselves in for, and quickly turned around and strolled back to the car.
We drove down to the harbour area, where we were blessed to find a parking space. It seemed like everyone was in Howth.It was sunny and the smell of fish and chips was everywhere.
|Loving the Stance of this Man!|
We walked along the row of old ships, and made mental notes of all the lovely places we had to come back to for food. I don't know why, but I find old boats so interesting, especially rusty ones!
We followed the path along and came to the steps that lead to nowhere, but offer a great view of the water and the lighthouse.
It felt nice to be there on a lovely day, the bitter wind is a part of my memories of Howth days out!
Soon it was time for chips.
We wanted to go to Beshoffs, but the queue was snaking far out the door the entire time we were there. We went for a classic fish and chips from Cafe Cara instead.
Confession- This is actually a photo of a Beshoff's fish and chips, taken the last time I was in Howth. I was too busy shovelling chips into my mouth to take a picture this time!
After we stuffed ourselves and fought off seagulls, we walked again.
This time, we were lucky enough to see two big seals hanging out in the water.
They were so cute, and not at all intimidated by the gang of people staring down at them.
We were still full from our fish and chips, but no visit to Howth is complete without an ice-cream, so I negotiated a pit stop in Clontarf on the way home and enjoyed a giant 99.
Great times! :)
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