Ireland day 0615. Monday 05 June 2023- Cycling Visitor *

Ireland day 0615. Monday 05 June 2023- Cycling Visitor
Today’s summary Joined a webinar about Norwegian Hydrogen first thing, then collected a friend’s cyclist son from the airport prior to his long bike ride.   Short walk in the afternoon and vegetarian dinner once Val was back from work
Today’s weather Same as yesterday (and the day before and the day before…)!   Dry bright and sunny all day.   Light north easterly wind.   Appx 18C
Today’s overview location
(The grey mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The orange 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):
Paddys Hill and coast usual route

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

A busy day today.

I started off by joining a 2 hour webinar, starting at 7:30 am, about Norwegian hydrogen capabilities.   I was joining on behalf of Geoscience Ireland, and it was actually quite interesting.

Then pretty much as soon as that was finished, I headed over to the airport to pick up the son of a friend of ours who had flown over from Zurich.   He brought his bike with him, and he’s doing a “Derry to Cork” challenge bike ride starting on Thursday.   2400km in 8 days.  Impressive.   He’s taking the bus up to Derry from the airport tomorrow lunchtime.

Val was out at work so once our visitor and I had had lunch, we took a leisurely stroll over the hill and back up the coast from Portmarnock.   It was a brilliant sparkling day and Ireland was putting on a fine show for our guest.   It was a bank holiday today as well, so the beaches were crowded with holidaymakers making the best of the sunshine and good weather.   Although there was, as ever, a persistent breeze blowing which pegged the temperatures back a bit.

Once we had returned, Val was back from work so we had a vegetarian dinner together, chatted and discussed the merits of different language-learning apps.   A very rewarding day, despite the ungodly early start.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Heading towards the playing fields on Paddy’s Hill  Bank holiday crowds making the most of the good weather on the coast
White valerian above the foreshore at Malahide On the top of the hill, by the Jameson Orchard
A barrel jellyfish washed up on the Malahide beach.   Apparently they can grow up to 1m in diameter and are relatively common in the Irish Sea
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 9338 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 134 m
Total descent: -134 m
Total time: 02:03:03
Download file: Coast walk from Portmarnock compressed corrected.gpx

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