Ireland day 0581. Tuesday 02 May 2023- Busy *

Ireland day 0581. Tuesday 02 May 2023- Busy
Today’s summary  Spent most of the day in the flat while Val was at work.   Did some more of my Ice Ages paper, then a video conference with Natural History Museum (London) colleagues.   Spanish class in the evening
Today’s weather Dry and bright all day with light cloud and occasional sunshine.  Moderate south easterly wind.   Appx 14C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The blue 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):
Library and Back

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

Spent most of the day indoors.

Firstly, for most of the morning, writing my paper on the Ice Ages for the Geol. Soc.   Just have to do the Conclusions now, then it’s finished.   Then I had a video discussion with former colleagues at the Natural History Museum in London about the future of the human race.   Some interesting views, ranging from the optimist end of the spectrum to the fatalist.   I’m somewhere in the middle, but closer to the optimistic end.   Then I went straight into more de-bugging of this website (an upgrade to PHP ver 8 seems to have helped) and then another video call – this time with my friend in Texas.

Once that was done, I dashed down to the library to return at last a book that has taken me five months to read (renewed seven times in the meantime) and dropped in at the Chemist.  By the time I’d finished that, Val was home so I made a quick beans on toast with salad dinner, and now it’s time to hot foot it down to Portmarnock for my Spanish class.  Just time to rehearse my deberes one more time!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

The wildlife meadow at the Casino museum – full of dandelion clocks – which is presumably good for all the creatures that live in there (well the fox that I spotted a couple of days ago obviously seems to like it) Newly germinated beech tree – sprouting from last year’s abundant beechmast
The dDiamond – Malahide’s town centre My physio tells me that I need to rub this stuff on the scar where I had my hip operation.  It actually seems to be healing OK on its own but anyway I will do as I am told and give it a go
It’s taken me five months to read this – which was recommended by a friend in France.   It’s supposed to be be “deeply important” and gets rave reviews.   But personally I found it a bit tedious.   Anyway quite thought provoking
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 1387 m
Max elevation: 14 m
Min elevation: 9 m
Total climbing: 17 m
Total descent: -20 m
Total time: 00:25:38
Download file: To The Library And Back compressed corrected.gpx

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