Ireland day 0570. Friday 21 April 2023- Suit 3 *

Ireland day 0570. Friday 21 April 2023- Suit 3
Today’s summary Val was off work today so we went into Dublin together for a further fitting of the suit I’m having made for this summer’s big wedding.   Had sandwich lunch in the EPIC centre, then the rest of the day relatively at leisure
Today’s weather Dry and bright with hazy sun most of the day.   Strong cold north easterly wind.   Appx 11C – feeling warmer in the sun and colder in the wind
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(No GPX today)

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

I’m having a suit made in Dublin, ready for a big family wedding coming up later in the summer.   I’ve had two fittings already and the last one was just before I had my hip operation.   So Val (who is off work today) and I went back this afternoon for the next fitting before they start putting the lining in – just to see if I had changed shape.   It turns out that I had, a bit, in that I am standing up straighter and as a result seem taller.   So the shape of the jacket had to be altered a bit to ensure that it will still fit properly.   I still have a couple more fittings to go before it’s finished.   The next one is in about a month.

Once we had finished at the tailor’s, we went across to the Jervis Centre to do a bit of shopping, then walked down to the Liffey and along the embankment to the EPIC Centre.  We had brought packed lunches with us and intended to find a sunny park somewhere to enjoy them.   But it was so cold in the wind that we abandoned the idea and headed for the relative comfort of the covered eating area in the EPIC Centre.

After a leisurely lunch and coffee, we just made our way back slowly to Malahide for a relaxing evening in the flat.   A quietly successful day, and nice to get a bit of down-time at the end of the day.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Liffey Street Upper – after dropping in to the Jervis Centre to pick up some dinner for the weekend On the Custom House Quay, on the north bank of the Liffey.   The blue sky and sunshine is deceptive – we were walking into the teeth of the wind and it felt pretty chilly
Looking down Mayor Street from round the back of the EPIC centre, on the way back to Connolly station
The lock connecting George’s Dock to the Liffey.   Both the lock and the dock are dry now.   I think the lock gates were probably there to keep the water level constant when the tide went out
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(No map today)

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