March 2014 Howth Harbour, Co.Dublin

March was a busy month out with my camera, so a second post is needed me thinks.   I had a longing for some sea air so headed off to Howth Harbour.  Again another gorgeous day, bit nippy but lovely and refreshing.  There’s something very calming about being beside the sea, I love the sounds and the sights of course.  I’d like to go up again some evening when the trawlers are returning with the days catch .    This shot is a little bit out of focus so I’d like to go and have a second go at it.


These are a few of the other ships and trawlers in the harbour that day.  The unmistakable Irish Lifeboat . Glad to see it in the harbour that day, not only because it made for a nice picture but also because it means it hadn’t been called out and wasn’t needed.



Apart from the obvious boats and ships in the harbour there are plenty of things to see.  I took a walk along the pier and found many more opportunities for some more pictures.




The most interesting subject on the pier was the Realt Na Mara.  This sculpture by Robert Mc Colgan was commissioned in 2008 as part of the Howth Urban & Village Improvement Scheme. It stands 12 metres tall and is created in marine grade polished stainless steel, this is what makes it so interesting. It was catching the light beautifully that day and I loved how you could see reflections from all angles in the “stem”.

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