Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Wildlife of South Dublin

It's been a while since my last entry under the category of "The Wildlife of South Dublin". There isn't that much wildlife out here after all!

On Thursday, Mary called me to say she was going to see the seals at Dun Laoghaire with Cormac on Friday morning and would Laura like to come along? Laura was delighted, of course, and we had a fantastic time! There were 5 or 6 seals hanging about at one of the jetties inside Dun Laoghaire harbour, where fishing boats bring their loot. The people in the fish shop at the end of the jetty were more than happy to give us a big bowl with fish bits (guts, heads, whole skeletons without the filets, and all sorts of gory things!), and Cormac and Laura, after a slightly hesitant start, had a ball throwing these bits at the seals, who had their best meal of the day, I'd say.

Besides feeding the seals, the kids had much fun opening and closing the mouths of monkfish and other strange fishes.

A great day was had by all. Thank you, Mary!

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