t was a day when everyone around Greystones was looking for ways to cool themselves down.
Just like we used to do in those heady summers of yore.
Whether it was a drop in the ocean, a walk in the shaded woods, or just an ice cold drink under an umbrella, sure, the heat quickly melted away our typical Saturday routines.
And it will come as no surprise to anyone who stepped outside their door today that Saturday, July 17th 2021 was actually the hottest day of the year.
Temperatures hit 31.2 degrees in Ballywatticock, up in County Down, followed not too far behind by the scorched fields of Athenry’s 29 degrees.
Greystones didn’t feel all that far behind, with the official temperature hovering around 27.
And it meant our seafront was packed. To the factor 50.
Just like it used to be in those heady summer days of yore.
Having grown older, wiser and balder, GG headed to Kindlestown Wood for a little shaded afternoon stroll, followed by a conga line of hungry souls waiting for a Beach House table, and then a short trek from the harbour around by The Cove and on to The South Beach.
Man, it was like Woodstock. With a little less ganga smoke and a lot more gingers having strokes.
And it’s supposed to stay this way for the week. So, go make hazy while the sun shines, people…