Mulligan leads the way "down towards the fortyfoot hole," an ocean swimming spot about one hundred yards from the tower. Stephen follows behind him with Haines, his walking stick scraping along the path.

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1950s photograph by William York Tindall of the path to the swimming hole. Source: The Joyce Country.

2009 photograph of "the creek," looking north-northeast toward the Howth peninsula. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Another recent photograph of the inlet, looking southeast toward Dalkey. Source: www.intangibility.com.