Ireland day 0641. Saturday 01 July 2023- UKSummer2301
|Walked to the airport and caught an early flight to the UK for a short visit
|Cool drizzly and grey. Strong westerly wind. Appx 13c first thing in Dublin
|Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
(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):
Walk to airport
(Summary blog only. Last full blog was Day 0368).
Travelling to the UK to meet up with Val and then attend to some family business.
I had an 0815 flight from Dublin which in theory means I was supposed to get to the airport for 0615. Given Vals experience earlier in the week when she got stuck in the Casino and couldn’t get a taxi, and given that the first 102 wouldn’t get me to the airport until after 7am, I decided to walk to the airport instead. It’s only about 9km and it seemed like the safest option.
So I left the Casino at 5:15 promptly and was at the airport by 6:45. Which even though technically half an hour late, still allowed plenty of time to get through security (which always takes an extra long time because of my hips) and get a coffee and croissant too. The walk went fine and the rest of the journey was straightforward.
A further update from the UK tomorrow!
Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
(Elevations corrected at GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )
Max elevation: 70 m
Min elevation: 8 m
Total climbing: 128 m
Total descent: -67 m
Total time: 01:24:35