THE TALL SHIPS LEAVING DUBLIN – THE PROMISED PARADE OF SAIL WAS CANCELLED
4 JUNE 2018:
Today did not go well in many ways.
There was a Tall ships Regatta in Dublin and my understanding that it would be on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I visited on Saturday and was more than a little bit disappointed but my fallback was that I could photograph the ships leaving on Tuesday. On Sunday night I discover that the was cancelled and that the ships would make their own arrangements to set sail at noon on Monday.
Up until today I always chose the Westlink Bridge as the best location from which to photograph the departing ships but this year I decided that Bull Island would be a better location. I decided to get the 130 bus and despite a number of problems I arrived at Bull island just before noon but the ships did begin to appear until bout thirty minutes later and because of a blue haze it was almost impossible to photograph them. The upside was that I met four other photographers.
When I arrived at the bus stop to return home a bus was due within 9 minutes but it failed to arrive the next bus which was due twenty minutes later also failed to arrive at the bus stop so I had to wait about an hour for a bus and this really annoyed me.