Ireland day 0332. Friday 26 August 2022- Downtime
|Today’s summary||Went to the gym in the morning. Did some cleaning then walked round the demesne to meet Val after her day working up at the castle.|
|Today’s weather||Drizzle, mist and very dull in the morning. Brightened up a lot by late afternoon and even some sun. Hardly any wind. About 18C|
|Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
(The green line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Demesne meeting Val
Click this button to download TCX of gym session:
Friday in gym
I’ll be honest – I didn’t do a lot today so there isn’t a huge amount to write about. So I’ll keep this brief.
Val was at work – this time, standing in for someone up at the Castle main reception. A highly important front of house role! So once breakfast and lunch were sorted out and Val was off, I packed up all my clobber and wandered down to the gym. As it’s the third time I’ve been since my training session, I went through the exercise programme more or less on autopilot. I actually quite enjoyed it today, though I think I will always find the bodybuilder types who toss 50 kg weights around like they were badminton shuttlecocks a bit intimidating. I finished off with a swim and sauna (minus watch) and was out a couple of hours later.
After lunch, I hoovered the flat and dealt with some admin – I realised we haven’t submitted a gas meter reading for some time so the next bill is bound to be truly horrendous – then I headed off on a short walk. It was getting towards the late afternoon by this stage so I headed off up to the castle for a short expedition round the demesne. Val, who had just finished work around the same time, evidently had the same idea so we met up halfway and completed the walk together. She had an appointment to get her nails done (don’t worry – it’s a girly thing) so we walked down to the place where nails get done and I went off to do a bit of shopping for dinner.
Armed with lots of half price bargains – most importantly of course doughnuts – I headed back to the flat and prepared the dinner. It’s chicken goujons with mashed carrot and potatoes (all half price) tonight and it all looks pretty good even though I say so myself.
Anyway, the timer has just gone off on the oven, telling me that everything is ready. So I’m going to sign off now (see – I can be brief when I try) and get serving. Back tomorrow!
Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
(Elevations corrected at GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )
Max elevation: 26 m
Min elevation: 2 m
Total climbing: 87 m
Total descent: -85 m
Total time: 01:26:23