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A Day in Greystones, County Dublin, Ireland - 28th February 2010

It's Nosher's first trip flying solo with The Boy, and we're heading over to Dublin to meet up with Isobel who's been there since Wednesday night. Frankly, Nosher had been dreading it for a couple of days, but as it turned out The Boy was quite entertaining to travel with, and there's a certain amount of restoration of faith in human nature as there do always seem to be people around who'll help out someone traveling alone with a toddler. When we meet up, we head over to Greystones, just south along the coast, to have a spot of lunch with Philly and Davida and generally hang out on the beach for a bit. But first - a building on the Science Park in Cambridge is being demolished.

next album: A Trip to The Beach, Southwold, Suffolk - 7th March 2010
previous album: The BBs with Ed Sheeran, Fred's Haircut, and East Lane, Diss, Ipswich and Bawdsey - 21st February 2010

2010 Demolition in full effect

Demolition in full effect

2010 A smashed window

A smashed window

2010 A wrecked building

A wrecked building

2010 The building seems more vandalised than demolished

The building seems more vandalised than demolished

2010 There's no glass left in the windows

There's no glass left in the windows

2010 The core of the building is a pile of rubble

The core of the building is a pile of rubble

2010 The remains of reception

The remains of reception

2010 Round the back, destruction machinery awaits

Round the back, destruction machinery awaits

2010 At Stansted airport, The Boy roams around near Gate 40

At Stansted airport, The Boy roams around near Gate 40

2010 Fred leans on a bench

Fred leans on a bench

2010 The sea at Greystones

The sea at Greystones

2010 Isobel looks out to sea

Isobel looks out to sea

2010 On the promenade at Greystones, hand-prints on the concrete

On the promenade at Greystones, hand-prints on the concrete

2010 The Irish seem to have a real penchant for sign alterations

The Irish seem to have a real penchant for sign alterations

2010 A pavement lighthouse

A pavement lighthouse

2010 Greystones promenade

Greystones promenade

2010 The Boy stares out to sea

The Boy stares out to sea

2010 Fred roams around with Silky Sue

Fred roams around with Silky Sue

2010 Fred pushes his own buggy along

Fred pushes his own buggy along

2010 Isobel and Fred on the beach

Isobel and Fred on the beach

2010 Nosher builds a small cairn topped with a crab claw

Nosher builds a small cairn topped with a crab claw

2010 Isobel and Fred

Isobel and Fred

2010 Footsteps in the sand

Footsteps in the sand

2010 Isobel and Fred scope for interesting stones

Isobel and Fred scope for interesting stones

2010 A rudimentary stone game

A rudimentary stone game

2010 Hanging out on the beach

Hanging out on the beach

2010 Philly, Fred and Isobel

Philly, Fred and Isobel

2010 We head up the beach

We head up the beach

2010 Fred pouts

Fred pouts

2010 In a café garden

In a café garden

2010 A spot of lunch

A spot of lunch

2010 An abandoned Aga-like stove in the garden of the café

An abandoned Aga-like stove in the garden of the café

2010 Fred's eye can be seen through the holes in the back of a chair

Fred's eye can be seen through the holes in the back of a chair

2010 Nosher and Fred

Nosher and Fred

2010 Mooney and Sons hardware store in Greystones

Mooney and Sons hardware store in Greystones

2010 A smiley face on a pillar

A smiley face on a pillar

2010 Jagged rocks by the sea

Jagged rocks by the sea

2010 An anchor, surrounded by hoardings

An anchor, surrounded by hoardings

2010 Isobel peers through to the building site

Isobel peers through to the building site

2010 The anchor on Greystones clifftop

The anchor on Greystones clifftop

2010 A new harbour and seawall is constructed

A new harbour and seawall is constructed

2010 A nice 1950s yellow petrol pump

A nice 1950s yellow petrol pump

2010 The derelict Wayne petrol pump

The derelict Wayne petrol pump

2010 Yellow pumps at Davis Motors

Yellow pumps at Davis Motors

2010 Davis Motors petrol station, Greystones

Davis Motors petrol station, Greystones

2010 Derelict building, Bray, Co. Dublin

Derelict building, Bray, Co. Dublin

2010 A closed-up amusements arcade, Bray

A closed-up amusements arcade, Bray

2010 Fred's got shades on

Fred's got shades on

2010 Evelyn and Fred

Evelyn and Fred

2010 Fred sticks on Noddy's panama hat in Dublin airport

Fred sticks on Noddy's panama hat in Dublin airport

2010 Isobel and Fred

Isobel and Fred

2010 The crowds surge on to the plane

The crowds surge on to the plane

2010 Dublin Airport's new terminal

Dublin Airport's new terminal

2010 A Ruinair 737 gets towed away

A Ruinair 737 gets towed away

2010 At a rainy Stansted airport, an Easyjet 737 trundles off somewhere

At a rainy Stansted airport, an Easyjet 737 trundles off somewhere

2010 In Stansted airport's baggage hall, an infinite sea of trolleys awaits

In Stansted airport's baggage hall, an infinite sea of trolleys awaits

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Demolition in full effect