Ireland day 0607. Sunday 28 May 2023- Stratford 1 *

Ireland day 0607. Sunday 28 May 2023- Stratford 1
Today’s summary Took an early morning ferry back to the UK to attend a wedding in Stratford tomorrow.   Stopped off at Play Newydd en route and staying overnight at Premier Inn in Stratford.
Today’s weather Dry and bright with lots of sun.   Light north easterly wind.   Appx 16C
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).

Yo-yo fashion, it seems, we are back in the UK at the moment for a couple of days for the wedding of the daughter of some friends.

The ceremony itself is tomorrow, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, and we return to Ireland on Tuesday.   So today it was another early start to catch the 0815 Stena line sailing to Holyhead.   And by noon, I was back in the place I had left less than 48 hours earlier.   But I actually find the ferry voyage quite relaxing especially as, today, the boat was pretty quiet.

Then, once in Anglesey, we dropped into the National Trust property at Plas Newydd for a light lunch and a wander through the (beautiful) gardens – complete with the Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) growing in the meadows, and featured in the banner image above.

Now we are tucked up into our Premier Inn hotel in Stratford, contemplating where to go out for something to eat.

Oh and, yet again, my Apple Watch has failed.   This time the screen has gone completely blank and just flashes briefly at me when I try and switch it on or off.   Ah well – the box of rice will have to come out again when I get back to Malahide.  Technology, it seems, has the capacity to frustrate endlessly.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Waiting to get on board Estrid, so to speak Our home for the next 3¾ hours
Dublin port, through the rather grubby window On deck, enjoying the fresh air!
At Plas Newydd – our go-to destination on the way to / from Holyhead A modest ambition for the home enthusiast
We always make a point of checking out the wood-chip burner.   Not alight today, as it was presumably deemed to be too warm outside
Interactive map

(No map today)

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