Ireland day 0414. Wednesday 16 November 2022- Dentist3 *

Ireland day 0414. Wednesday 16 November 2022- Dentist3
Today’s summary Went back to the dentist this morning for two more fillings.   Then, as Val has the day of work, we walked down the coast to Portmarnock and caught the No 42 back.   “Date night” at Siena’s” in the evening
Today’s weather Heavy overnight rain but the day was mostly bright sunny and clear.   A brief but heavy shower just as we got back from our walk this evening.  Hardly any wind.   About 10C
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):
Coast walk and no 42 bus back

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

Had to go back to the dentist this morning for two more fillings.  Unpleasant and expensive but a necessary evil I suppose (especially as one of the teeth that I got repaired had actually fallen to bits just last night).   Still have to go back in a couple of weeks for more treatment unfortunately.

Felt a bit battered afterwards particularly as I pulled a muscle when doing my weights this morning, which is extremely painful.  Anyway after a light easily digestible lunch, Val and I went for a gentle walk down the beach to Portmarnock (she has the day off both the museum and Wonderlights today).

Caught the no 42 back, partly because I was curious to see where it went.   Then another “date night” tonight – this time at Sienna’s – an Italian restaurant overlooking the sea.  Hopefully my teeth will be up to the job.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Malahide station with the infamous bridge.   Dare we hope that the repairs are edging towards a conclusion?   Well the engineers were vigorously hitting with hammers again at 2:30 this morning, so I sincerely hope so “My” gym.   It was looking very busy when we walked past at around 3:45 this afternoon
Tranquil Malahide harbour.   Hardly a breath of wind. Ultra wideangle view out over the coast towards Lambay Island, on the centre horizon
Approaching Portmarnock beach, with Ireland’s Eye on the left horizon
The site of this morning’s horrors.   With even a waning moon just in shot too
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 4230 m
Max elevation: 14 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 59 m
Total descent: -63 m
Total time: 01:04:04
Download file: Coast And 42 compressed corrected.gpx

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