Ireland day 0390. Sunday 23 October 2022- Carnavaddy4 *

Ireland day 0390. Sunday 23 October 2022- Carnavaddy4
Today’s summary Val and I tried to recreate last May’s Carnavaddy walk, with one of our friends.   But weather got the better of us so we abandoned it after only 90 minutes and returned to the pub
Today’s weather Damp and overcast in Malahide, torrential rain in the Cooleys.   Drier from mid-afternoon onwards.   Strong easterly wind.   About 14C when dry, much lower in the rain.
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(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):
Carnavaddy with MH

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Tried to complete the Carnavaddy loop again with a fried from DWC.   But beaten back by truly atrocious weather after just 90 minutes.   Gale force wind, icy rain, and river levels that were rising by the second.

Decided that discretion was the best part of valour and beat a hasty retreat back to the Lumpers.

Needless to say it had stopped raining by the time we reached the car park, and the sun was shining soon afterwards, but we were soaked to the skin and freezing cold so it still felt like a good call.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

On the way out of Ballymakellet.   My favourite house! Waxcap – probably the Splendid Waxcap, Hygrocybe splendidissima.   It is said to be edible but very hard to grow in cultivation
Streams flowing everywhere, where there were none just half an hour earlier.
Looking a bit bedraggled on the bealach between Doolargy and Cannabane.   We beat a retreat shortly after this point.
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 9561 m
Max elevation: 304 m
Min elevation: 62 m
Total climbing: 1224 m
Total descent: -1219 m
Total time: 02:49:12
Download file: Carnavaddy rained off Walking 23 Oct 2022 at 1051.gpx

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