Ireland day 0527. Thursday 09 March 2023- UKHip09 *

Ireland day 0527. Thursday 09 March 2023- UKHip09
Today’s summary Taking things very easily.   Drove out into the country for a snowy walk down a country lane.   Walked up to the town to get croissants in the afternoon, then watched some more of “The Trip” and got an early night
Today’s weather Cold, misty and rained most of the day, with slushy melting snow everywhere.   Light south easterly wind.   Appx 4C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue 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):
Longer countryside walk

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

Continued the steady progress with another quiet day staying mostly inside to keep out of the rain and snow and generally unpleasant conditions outside.    Val continued her excellent catering and it’s doing wonders as I feel a bit stronger every day.

The hip seems to be healing well – at least I assume it must be because I have the beginnings of a massive bruise developing, which I take as a hopeful sign that something positive is happening inside my leg.

After a late breakfast, we went for a short drive out into the country and walked down a flat and convenient gravel drive to a church a few hundred meters away.   It was brilliant, despite the torrential rain.   Then just as it was getting dark, we walked up to the town again and picked up a couple of croissants from a local bakery, which we will enjoy tomorrow morning.

Another relaxing evening with a bit of TV to look forward to (“The Trip” again, this time to Spain) and then an early night.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Val at the start of our countryside walk We walked down this gravel drive as far as the church (hidden in the mist) at the end.   Only 800m in all but felt great to be out in the country
Val has decided I need building up so produced this simply delicious and amazing cooked breakfast.   I don’t normally eat breakfast but I have to say I am really enjoying this nourishing early morning start to the day!
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 751 m
Max elevation: 215 m
Min elevation: 211 m
Total climbing: 4 m
Total descent: -4 m
Total time: 00:14:24
Download file: Countryside Walk compressed corrected.gpx

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