To continue on the bridge theme, here is the new Samuel Beckett Bridge coming into Dublin Bay having arrived from the constructors in the Netherlands. Designed in more prosperous times it is shaped like a harp, a symbol of Ireland’s Celtic roots. Not to be confused with the drink that gives cat’s piss a bad name.

This morning as I trudged wearily opposite the working docks, there it was moored up. The plan is to sail it under the nearby East Link (see post below) and from there a short way upriver where it will be put in place. However the strong breezes have meant that this manouevre has not been possible so far this week. But with the winds due to moderate maybe by tomorrow morning I’ll be able to report progress.

Yay! Here it comes through the East Link. What a great pic.