A sunny day on Sandymount strand

I’ve always loved Sandymount strand. When I first arrived in Dublin donkeys years ago, the first place I stayed was a ‘digs’ on Claremont Road in Sandymount. It might as well have been Ballydehob, for all I knew of the geography of Dublin. I’ll never forget ‘exploring’ my new neighbourhood of Sandymount village, then heading up a road, which suddenly terminated on this vast expanse of beach, stretching almost as far as the eye could see. I simply had no idea it was there.

It was nice to be back on Sandymount strand earlier today, this time in the company of around 1,000 like-minded souls for the Stop Climate Chaos ‘sand timer’ event. It was a beautiful afternoon, and there were lots of familiar faces around, including some of my classmates from a recent Permaculture weekend in Cloughjordan (of which more anon).

Well done to all the SCC folk; I admire their persistence in the teeth of what often feels like huge public disinterest (and we won’t even mention the 2.3% Green vote the other day…). Below are a few of my iPhone snaps from the day:

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