Monthly Archives: April 2008
Back home to Portmarnock again & another early start to catch the sunrise down at the beach.
The ‘Eccentric Orbit’ monument celebrates the exploits of Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith who flew his aeroplane ‘The Southern Cross’ on the first westbound transatlantic crossing from this beach in June 1930.
The needle points directly at the North Star (pole star), reflecting the aeronautical nature of the monument.
I shot this just after sunrise on a very cold saturday morning!