Ireland day 0652. Wednesday 12 July 2023- Gym and Coffee *

Ireland day 0652. Wednesday 12 July 2023- Gym and Coffee
Today’s summary Admin in the morning, then gym (Adam) followed by coffee in the Grand Hotel and a haircut (Adam)
Today’s weather Some rain overnight but dry and breezy with sunny periods for much of the day.   Moderate westerly wind.   Appx 18C.
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my  route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where I walked)
(No GPX today)

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

Yesterday we had promised ourselves a nice quiet day doing nothing in particular, and singularly failed to achieve it.   Well today we had the same objective, and actually were more successful in reaching our goal.   The morning was spent with some admin – and yes, you guessed it, a large part of that was to do with tax.   I do wish we could just get this finished and move on, as politicians love to say.   Still, I suppose that is a forlorn hope and we just have to live with it being a permanent irritant in our lives.

But once that was finished as much as we could, I decided it was high time I went back to the gym.   So I headed off while Val stayed behind to catch up with some of her own priorities.

We agreed to reconvene later in the afternoon at the Grand Hotel (in the grounds of which my gym is located) for a quick coffee and croissant, which we duly did.  And after a couple of hours thrashing around on the cross-trainer, rowing machine and swimming pool, I particularly enjoyed it.   After coffee, I pottered off to get a haircut and I must say I felt much better for it.   At least 20 years younger!  Now we’re back in the flat and settling down to enjoy jacket potatoes, crisps and a decent glass of red wine.   It feels lovely and particularly well deserved today.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Pre-prandial refreshment. For a mere €10 million this could have been ours.   Such a shame it’s been sold.
(By the way, this is the large house on the north shore of the Broadmeadow lagoon, which is currently shrouded in scaffolding and protective sheeting and which is evidently undergoing a massive renovation)
No. 4 + no. 2 = 20 years
Interactive map

(No map today)

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