Ireland day 0665. Tuesday 25 July 2023- Drive to UK *

Ireland day 0665. Tuesday 25 July 2023- Drive to UK
Today’s summary Drove back to the UK for a wedding later in the week.   Caught the early ferry from Dublin to Holyhead; our summer guests will let themselves out and lock up the flat later
Today’s weather Sunny and bright first thing.   Light 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).

I was up at what felt like the crack of dawn this morning, to catch the 8:15 ferry from Dublin Port to Holyhead.   I hadn’t slept particularly well, to be honest, because  Iarnród Éireann have decided, once again, to start all night engineering works on the railway so my attempts at sleeping were accompanied by the intermittent roar of a heavy diesel locomotive of some sort just outside our bedroom window.   I hope they have finished by the time we get back next week!   I also hope our summer visitors managed to get some sleep.   I didn’t see them before I left the flat this morning – they are staying in the flat a while longer, and will let themselves out later in the morning, before driving to Galway for the next stage in their holiday.

Anyway – I am onboard the Stena Adventurer now, heading away from Ireland for a week, and am about to lose network connectivity.   Plus – I need a coffee and a croissant to wake me up!   So time to sign off now and continue my journey west and get ready to meet up again with Val this evening.   Will be nice to see her again!

PS – stopped in Plas Newydd, a National Trust site in Wales, for an early lunch after a trouble-free crossing.   Heading for the M6 now.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)


The atmosphere in the port is full of anticipation – and of partially refined diesel fuel Best way to remember where the car is- take a photo.  Deck 5 green stairs
I wander what my carbon footprint is? Sugarloaf receding in the rear-view mirror
Following in the wake of Ulysses en route to Wales Plas Newydd – the defining view
Home for the next 3½ hours.   I wish they would clean the windows
Interactive map

(No map today)

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