Ireland day 0417. Saturday 19 November 2022- Dry Feet! *

Ireland day 0417. Saturday 19 November 2022- Dry Feet!
Today’s summary Val was working all day and in the evening so I used the day to walk round the Broadmeadow estuary to Newbridge.   I managed to make it round without getting wet feet – for the first time.   Probably because of the neap tide.   Spent the evening doing Spanish homework
Today’s weather Dry and bright at first, with even a little frost on the lawns.   Soon clouded over and by evening it was raining again.   Light southerly wind.   Appx 9C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The green line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Dry feet Broadmeadow to Newbridge

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

Val had a double shift today – Museum during the day and Castle tonight.  So I made the most of the bright weather this morning to do one of my favourite walks – round the Broadmeadow estuary to Newbridge, then back from Donabate on the train.

Purely by chance, the water level in the lagoon was pretty much the lowest I’ve ever seen it, so I was able to walk right round the north side on the Flood Road without getting wet feet.  For the first time in over a year of trying.   Looking at the tide times, it showed that I walked round right at low water on a neap tide – meaning that the water level hadn’t risen very far at high tide, so possibly could drain out to a lower level.

Anyway a very good walk, then I spent the evening on Spanish homework.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Tide time cycle, showing that today was a clear neap tide (i.e. tides with relatively low range when the sun and moon are at 90° to each other).   That means that the lagoon wouldn’t have been able to fill up as much at high tide, and so may have been able to drain more at low tide Bottoms up!   Drake mallards grubbing for lunch while the ladies look on
Extensive foreshore near the motorway bridge – a hopeful sign that the flood road will be dry (and it (mostly) was. Jacobs sheep in the rare breeds farm at the front of the Newbridge demesne
Newbridge house.   It looks best on a sunny day
My quest to find a blooming rose in every month of the year continues.   Here is the November contribution (on the Kilcrea road)
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 14252 m
Max elevation: 19 m
Min elevation: -4 m
Total climbing: 203 m
Total descent: -204 m
Total time: 03:29:11
Download file: Newbridge With Dry Feet compressed corrected.gpx

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