THE RAIN WAS INTENSE
The park has a range of vegetation habitats and many historic trees. The plant collections are of national importance. There are also protected native plants and species of botanical interest. These are surveyed and managed by Dublin City Council Parks and Landscape Services Division.
I have found it very difficult to cope with the heat for the last few and as I have a number of servers in my apartment I have had a number of hard drive failures because of overheating. Because of global supply issues I have not been able to source high quality external Thunderbolt drives so I ended up two very slow 5TB USB-3 drives from Amazon and I am really annoyed with the lack of performance.
On Monday [15 August 2022] I was delighted to discover that the weather would be cooler so I decided visit St Anne’s Park but on arriving I was disappointed to discover the condition of the famous rose garden. I then decided to explore the wooded areas and the associated follies.
After about an hours it began to rain with an intensity that I have never seen below and I had to shelter in one of the follies [Herculanean House] for close to two hours. As my camera, which was weather resistant rather than weather proof, suffered some water damage I had to cancel my trip to Waterford.