Doppelgangers & Dun Laoghaire

Our one last hurrah in Dublin was a Dublin Bay cruise. The cruise started just a couple blocks down and across the Liffey from where I worked. And I never even knew it was there all summer!

On this glorious cruise, I was fortunate enough to meet the real life doppelganger of my cousin, Tyler. He knew enough English to communicate with us, but there was a lot of "huh?!"s and "I have no idea what you mean"s. It was hilarious for all of us going back and forth trying to piece things together and playing a giant game of charades. He told us lots of weird stories and compared tsunamis to cold showers. Basically the entire cruise was us just laughing in disbelief at how ridiculous he was, and me not getting over how similar he looked to my cousin.

The cruise we chose docked in Dun Laoghaire. Somehow we had managed to make it along most of the coast, but never to this quaint little town made famous on P.S. I Love You as being pronounced Dun-l-OW-guh-hair-ee, but really it's Dun-Leer-ee. We grabbed some lunch at a little pub in town after wandering around for a bit. There was a crazy corner shop that was absolutely stacked full (and overflowing) with newspapers. It was something you'd expect to see in a cartoon, not a small seaside town in Ireland. We spent a good amount of time trying to find the bus stop that would take us back home, and then waiting for said bus since we missed one by 40 seconds. Luckily, it was a sunny day and we got to soak it all in while we waited.