Dublin & Amsterdam 2004

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Jun 3rd, 2006
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“All I can say is that’s all I can say” goes an old English saying…from some elder statesman I imagine.

It was a fine day in old Dublin town, we went for a stroll. Near St. James Gate, we were called by St. Urinus to baptize the entrance to the cathedral, so as good Irish lads, we had no choice but to comply with the calling.

A wee bit later, we were all nicely situated in Bray. The time in between the holy baptism and the sea coast seemed almost compressed. We speculated over our stouts…”imagine throwing a tennis ball into the air. The harder you throw the tennis ball, the faster it is travelling when it leaves your hand and the higher the ball will go before turning back. If you throw it hard enough it will never return, the gravitational attraction will not be able to pull it back down. The velocity the ball must have to escape is known as the escape velocity and for the earth is about 7 miles a second,” said Allan. We all agreed and laughed heartily at Allan’s light humor. “Another 14 stouts,” called Brett…

And with that, the weary travelers tipped back their drinks, and headed for the train. It was a LONG ride back for some of us. For others, it was merely the blink of an eye…

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