Shine – Weekly Photo Challenge

I’ve used this photo before, but I think it fitted this topic perfectly. This is our memorial to the local rescue helicopter crew, that lost their lives, returning to base following a successful mission on a foggy night in July 1999.

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Memorial to our rescue helicopter, The Prom, Tramore

It’s hard to believe it was so long ago, I remember turning the radio on in the morning, hearing the news and looking out the window. The fog was so thick I could hardly see the car in front of the house, yet the helicopter had flown out to help a small pleasure craft (with four men and a young boy on board) find their way to Dungarvan Bay. On it’s return to base the helicopter crashed into the sand dunes in Tramore, with the loss of all crew.

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Local – Weekly Photo Challenge

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A Local Map, Waterford Ireland

I really resisted putting up a picture of an Irish Pub, I’m sure you all know what they look like!

So, how about this, a 3D map of Waterford City? It shows all the places the locals know about, and how close everything is. Waterford is a city, the oldest in Ireland, but it thinks it is a village.

Nostalgia – Weekly Photo Challenge

Having just had a quick look back over my previous posts, I think any one of them could be listed as nostalgia. Being the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford finds it difficult moving forward without bring the past with it.

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Reginald’s Tower, Waterford, Ireland

Reginald’s Tower was originally built of wood, so when it was rebuilt from stone, there was a fair amount of nostalgia involved.