Dublin - From Ballsbridge to Blackrock

We decided to embark on a long walk from Ballsbridge to Blackrock on a rare sunny Sunday in November.  We were impressed by the garish gates and posh houses we saw along the way.
I liked how many of the houses had names...like Cranford House.
Continuing past Ballsbridge and Merrion, we walked by the Booterstown Nature Reserve.  A variety of birds and waterfowl were splashing in the water.
As we got closer to Blackrock, we detoured from the main trafficky road to a pedestrian and bicycle path through a quiet park.  We could see one of Dublin's signature Martello towers in the distance.
Continuing through the park, we passed an idyllic pond with seabirds in flight.
We could see ourselves in the shadow cast by the rare bit of sun.
We arrived in Blackrock and took a moment to admire the Irish Sea with the tide out.
After walking nearly 5 miles, we stopped at the cafe at Blackrock Market for lunch.  The piping hot mushroom and onion omelette and spicy vegetable curry really hit the spot.
It really is a straight shot from Ballsbridge to Blackrock but it's the first time we've done this walk.  Since the sun sets early in Fall/Winter, we opted to take the bus home.  We love discovering Dublin's suburban nooks and crannies.
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